Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Roman, Zoltan. "Connotative Irony in Mahler's Todtenmarsch in 'Callots Manier.'" The Musical Quarterly 59 (January 1973): 207-22.

In Mahler's First Symphony, third movement, section A is based on the tune Frère Jacques, and section B is based on "Die zwei blauen Augen von meinem Schatz," from Mahler's Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Aristotles's eironeia is a means of interpreting the ironic treatment of the borrowed material; it is characterized by distortion, understatement, and self-depreciation.

Works: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, third movement (211); Symphony No. 2, third movement (218).

Index Classifications: 1800s

Contributed by: Fredrick Tarrant

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