Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Tibbe, Monika. Über die Verwendung von Liedern und Liedelementen in instrumentalen Symphoniesätzen Gustav Mahlers. 2d. ed. Munich: Musikverlag Emil Katzbichler, 1977.

Mahler uses material from his own songs, especially those from his song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, in his symphonies in three general ways: (1) as the basis of an entire movement, as in the first movement of his Symphony No. 1 (based on "Ging heut' morgen übers Feld") and the Scherzo movement of his Symphonies No. 2 and No. 3; (2) as episodes with a symphonic movement, especially as "Lindenbaum" relates to the third movement of his Symphony No. 1, second movement of his Symphony No. 2, and the third movement of his Symphony No. 5; (3) as the source of melodic elements, taken over in the symphony through emulation, direct quotation, or motivic transformation. The last section of this monograph provides a contiguous chronology of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the Symphony No. 1.

Works: Mahler: Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, and 5.

Index Classifications: 1800s, 1900s

Contributed by: John Andrew Johnson

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