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Authors

Nancy M. Raabe

Abstract

"There is no standard concert hall repertoire in which lack of sensitivity to tempo and Expression marks is more damaging than Mahler's symphonies. Their coherence lies in a series of tonal relationships emphasized by thematic connections, and tempo provides the medium through which these connections are made. Drawing on the writings of Mahler's friend Natalie Bauer-Lechner, the importance of tempo in Mahler's works is illustrated by the composer's own words."

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