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Symphonic Metamorphoses
Subjectivity and Alienation in Mahler’s Re-Cycled Songs
Raymond Knapp

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

MONTAGE AND CONTEXTURE - “Das Himmlische Leben” and the Third and Fourth Symphonies
• The Kuleshov Effect
• Lullaby
• “Das irdsche Leben”
• The Third Symphony
• “Es sungen drei Engel”
• The Motivic Design of the Extended Narrative
• The Fourth Symphony
• “Der hangt voll Geigen”

• REPRESENTING ALIENATION: “ABSOLUTE MUSIC” AS A TOPIC -
Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt” and the Second Symphony
Sybil: Classical Music and Alienation
• Between Song and Program
• “Des Antonious von Padua Fischpredigt”
• “In ruhig fliessender Bewegung”
• “As if Deformed by a Concave Mirror”
• “Absolute Music” as a Topic
• Representing alienation

• THE AUTONOMY OF MUSICAL PRESENCE - “
Ablosung im Sommer” and the Third Symphony
• Songs into Symphonies
• “Ablosung im Sommer”
• “Der Postillion”
• “What the creatured of thee Forest Tell me”
• What the creatures of the forest hear
• Incompatible Visions of the Forest
• “Absolute Music” and narrative identity

• SUBJECTIVITY AND SELFHOOD - Leidr cines fahrenden Geselen
and the First Symphony
• Subjectivity…
• Song cycles into Symphony
• “Spring and No End”
Commedia humana
• … And Selfhood (Subjectivity Objectified)

• BEYOND SELFHOOD: THE AUTONOMY OF MUSICAL PRESENCE

• EPILOGUE: RECLAIMING CHIDHOOD IN THE FOURTH SYMPHONY
• Why Childhood?
• Sleigh Bells
• The First Movement
• Freund Hein
• The Second Movement
• Child Love, Child Death

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