Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

Individual record

[+] Smith, Warren Storey. "Gustav Mahler (1860-1960) as 'Song-Symphonist': Song is the Basic Element of the Vast Symphonic Structures Mahler created." Musical America 80 (February 1960): 10, 174.

Not only the symphonies with actual voice parts but also many others borrow from Mahler's song cycles. Smith identifies the borrowings and emphasizes not only their importance for the interpretation, but also the key position of their musical material. The song elements appear as the pillars of the whole work.

Works: Mahler: Symphony No. 1, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3, Symphony No. 4, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 6, Symphony No. 7.

Index Classifications: 1800s, 1900s

Contributed by: Andreas Giger

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