"In company with only a few other composers, Mahler speaks to us directly about joy and finitude, courage and ordinariness, love and
emptiness. He confronts us with matters that are too momentous to grasp at once and too important to be allowed to slip away. If we are
to tighten our grip on them, we would do well to begin by describingthe vehicles by which they come to us: Mahler's musical processes To this end I have analyzed in detail four of Mahler's symphonies ... .
For help in pointing toward the vision that the music carries, I have turned to the phenomenologists of our century—particularly Husserl,
Heidegger and Sartre—who have concerned themselves with manyof the same matters as Mahler. "
by David B Greene
1984, Gordon and Breach, Hardcover, First Edition
Used: Very Good+ condition. No DJ as issued. Pages clean and bright, no inscription, boards well preserved.