The Mahler album edited by Gilbert Kaplan (Abrams, 2011)
Call Number: ML88 .M27 M34 2011
The Mahler Album is the definitive collection of all known photographs of the legendary composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). Selected and edited by Gilbert Kaplan, a renowned authority on Mahler, the images are enhanced by photographs of Mahler’s family, his homes and the opera houses in which he worked and by a rich selection of drawings, paintings and sculpture. The images, many of which are published here for the first time, document Mahler’s life from his childhood and student days through his early years as a conductor and to his success in Budapest, Hamburg and, ultimately, Vienna, where he reigned for a decade at the helm of the Court Opera. They also record his years at the Metropolitan Opera in New York and his final post as music director of the New York Philharmonic. Informative captions accompany the illustrations, and revealing commentary provides the historical background. This expanded edition, published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth (and the 100th anniversary of his death), presents newly discovered photographs and works of art, and a selection of colorful postage stamps featuring Mahler. Informative captions and revealing commentary provide historical background.