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One Hundred Great Albums of the Sixties
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A comprehensive overview of the music of the sixties. Learn More

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On the Many Deaths of Amanda Palmer
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A book about the imagined reactions to the imagined death of indie-pop queen, Amanda Palmer. Learn More

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Noel Coward:
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Lavishly illustrated lyrics of song writer. Learn More

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New York in the 70s
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A unique and largely unseen picture of the excitement of New York in the 1970s Learn More

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New York in the 70s
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A unique and largely unseen picture of the excitement of New York in the 1970s Learn More

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The Marilyn Encyclopedia (Paperback)
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The ultimate guide to the 20th Century icon. Learn More

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The Marilyn Encyclopedia
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The ultimate guide to the 20th Century icon. Learn More

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The Man With the Golden Touch
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The history of the cultural phenomenon… Learn More

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Mahler's Concerts
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The first complete history of Gustav Mahler on the podium. Learn More

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Mahler (Paperback)
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Although Gustav Mahler is seen today as one of the groundbreaking composers of the modern era, he remains widely misunderstood both as man and musician. In Mahler, Jonathan Carr reexamines Mahler’s life and work through the circumstances leading to his death in 1911. The focus is on Mahler’s last decade, his tempestuous marriage to the alluring Alma Schindler, his work as a "summer composer" in isolated huts in the country, his revolutionary achievements as director of the Vienna opera and his final years in America. But it sets the stage by looking into Mahler’s earlier career as a talented, ambitious, and often ruthless conductor.

In her memoirs Alma drew Mahler as a sickly, cerebral recluse. Arnold Schoenberg called him a "saint." Leonard Bernstein, largely responsible for the Mahler "boom" in the Sixties, found a "secret shame" at the heart of Mahler’s music, "the shame of being a Jew and the shame of being ashamed." Jonathan Carr looks behind these myths, and using letters, diaries, and other material hitherto unavailable in English, he brilliantly challenges some of the most widely held assumptions about Mahler.




Jonathan Carr worked as a British-born foreign correspondent, reporting from Germany for The Financial Times and The Economist for nearly three decades. His other books are Helmut Schmidt, Goodbye Germany, and The Wagner Clan.



“What Carr offers here is an intelligent, solidly based, up-to-date account of Mahler’s life . . . a valuable book”--The New York Times Book Review

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