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Mahler's Seventh Symphony

Anna Stoll Knecht


Gustav Mahler’s Seventh Symphony stands out as one of the most provocative symphonic statements of the early twentieth century. This book offers a new interpretation of the Seventh based on a detailed study of Mahler’s compositional materials, combined with a close reading of the finished work. The Seventh has often been heard as “existing in the shadow” of the Sixth Symphony or as “too reminiscent” of Richard Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. Focusing on sketches previously considered as “discarded,” this study reveals unexpected connections between the Seventh and both the Sixth ... More

Keywords: Gustav Mahler, Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, sketches, compositional history, humor, comedy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190491116
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190491116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Stoll Knecht, author
British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University