The Adagio of Mahler's Ninth Symphony: A Schenkerian Analysis and Examination of the Farewell Story

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Mahler's Ninth Symphony, since its premier in 1912, has sparked much debate about its programmatic meaning. This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of the Adagio and an examination of the controversy of the farewell story. In the process of the analysis I have compared my findings to some of the important authors in Mahler's field such as Vera Micznik, Henry-Louis de La Grange, and Christopher Orlo Lewis. Some of the conclusions are that a closer investigation of the music is necessary and that the programmatic reading of the farewell story can be appropriate.

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Patterson, Jason May 2011.

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Mahler's Ninth Symphony, since its premier in 1912, has sparked much debate about its programmatic meaning. This thesis provides an in-depth analysis of the Adagio and an examination of the controversy of the farewell story. In the process of the analysis I have compared my findings to some of the important authors in Mahler's field such as Vera Micznik, Henry-Louis de La Grange, and Christopher Orlo Lewis. Some of the conclusions are that a closer investigation of the music is necessary and that the programmatic reading of the farewell story can be appropriate.

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Patterson, Jason. The Adagio of Mahler's Ninth Symphony: A Schenkerian Analysis and Examination of the Farewell Story, thesis, May 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc68028/: accessed December 11, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .