Readership: Mahlerians, and anyone interested in European music and musical and artistic life in the Vienna of the early 20th century.
Henry-Louis de La Grange, President, Bibliothèque Musicale Gustav Mahler, Paris
"Anything less than the maximum star rating for this 1000 page tome would be presumptuous." - Classic CD
"This must be one of the most detailed, comprehensive biographies ever written ... this enormous book remains readable ... the author has a narrative gift which ensures that the reader is not swamped by the mass of detail ... this biography will remain a treasure trove for scholars." - Anthony Storr, Literary Review, August 2000.
Fidelio; First performance of the Fifth Symphony; Second Journey to Holland; Mahler as Diplomat; The Third Symphony in Leipzig and Vienna (August-December 1904)
Mahler in Vienna (XVIII) Das Rheingold; Mahler and Viennese Society; Première of the Kindertotenleider; Meeting with Webern End of the Vereinigung; The Fifth in Dresden, Berlin, Prague, and Hamburg (January-March 1905)
Mahler in Vienna (XIX) Pfitzner in Vienna Die Rose vom Liebesgarten The Strasbourg Festival (March-May 1905)
Mahler in Vienna (XX) The Graz Festival; Correspondence with Cosima Wagner Completion of the Seventh Symphony; The Battle for Salome The Second Symphony in Berlin: Oskar Fried The Fifth Symphony in Trieste, Vienna, and Breslau Preparation of the Mozart Year (June-December 1905)
Mahler in Vienna (XXI) The Mozart Year Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni; Die Entführung and Figaro The Magic Flute Antwerp and Amsterdam Concerts; Mahler and the Theatre (December 1905-April 1906)
Mahler in Vienna (XXII) Salome in Graz Première of the Sixth; Composition of the Eighth Salzburg Festival Mahler in his Maturity (May-August 1906)
Mahler in Vienna (XXIII) Caruso in Vienna Le Juif polonais The Barber of Seville The Taming of the Shrew The Sixth in Berlin, Munich, and Vienna The Third in Breslau and Graz (September 1906-January 1907)
Mahler in Vienna (XXIV) The Third in Berlin Encounters with Strauss; The Fourth in Frankfurt The First in Linz The press campaign against Mahler; Die Walküre and Iphigenie en Aulide Messchauert's recitals Schoenberg premières (January-March 1907)
Mahler in Vienna (XXV) Grete Wiesenthal and La Muette de Portici; Roller and the ballet Journey to Rome Final opera productions; Mahler's resignation Putzi's death Diagnosis of heart disease (March-August 1907)
Mahler in Vienna (XXVI) Weingartner is appointed; The Vienna Opera after Mahler Opening of the new season; Journeys to Russia and Finland Farewell to Vienna (August-December 1907)
Catalogue of Mahler's Works
Detailed history and analysis of works composed between 1904 and 1907 (Sixth Symphony; Seventh Symphony; Eighth Symphony).
A. The Vienna Opera in Mahlers Time. Characteristics of the auditorium in 1907.
B. Repertoire of the Vienna Opera under Mahler
C. Mahlers singers at the Hofoper
D. Alfred Roller: Theatre Reform?Bühnereform?:
E. The theatrical works of Alfred Roller
Two letters of Siegried Lipiner addressed to Mahler
Analysis of Alma Mahler's handwriting
Mahler as a performer of his works