• Art
  • Published 2004

Reinterpreting the farewell story of Mahler's ninth symphony: Dialectical synthesis in the modern age

@inproceedings{Sheridan2004ReinterpretingTF,
  title={Reinterpreting the farewell story of Mahler's ninth symphony: Dialectical synthesis in the modern age},
  author={Daniel Sheridan},
  year={2004}
}
Mahler's Ninth Symphony has most commonly been interpreted as a “farewell story”; specifically Mahler’s farewell to the world and resignation to death. How would this story remain viable to a modern audience, long after Mahler's death? How would a modern audience receive this work? Modern society has increasingly commodified music, particularly the tonal repertoire, exploiting the profitability of music. This challenges the 19 th century aesthetic of music as an autonomous art. In Mahler's N… CONTINUE READING