The Mahler Album is the definitive collection of all known photographs of the legendary composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860-1911).
Mahler broke new ground in both composition and conducting, and today his music is more popular than ever.
Selected and edited by Gilbert Kaplan, a renowned authority on Mahler, the beautifully reproduced 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.
This expanded edition, published to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth (and the 100th anniversary of his death), presents recently discovered photographs and two new chapters: one covering important posthumous paintings, drawings and sculpture and another presenting colourful postage stamps featuring portraits of Mahler.
The images 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.
The Mahler Album offers fresh insight into Mahler's life and career - a unique view of both the man and the world in which he lived and a rewarding portrait of a true musical genius.
With a detailed chronology and a comprehensive listing of all his compositions, it is also an invaluable reference source for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of the composer and his music.