Counterpoint: A Translation of Kontrapunkt (Book 2) by Heinrich Schenker, John Rothgeb

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26 In psychological terms, consciousness of election means an increase in selfconfidence. The Jew Gustav Mahler felt chosen to a high degree: he plainly had a strong sense of mission. 27 The conductor Oskar Fried, who had long conversa36 tions with Mahler during joint walks in Toblach, likewise speaks of a missionary sense. According to Fried, Mahler was not only a deeply religious nature, but he regarded himself as a “divine mission” and was completely filled by it. 28 These statements are hardly to be doubted.

He loved to spend his summer vacations at idyllically situated locations. From Hamburg, he traveled every year to Steinbach at Lake Attersee. Since he needed quiet and seclusion and was greatly sensitive to noise, he preferred to work in “composition cabins,” which had a stimulating effect on his creativity. In 1900, he had the “Villa Antonia” built in Maiernigg at the Wörthersee in Carinthia and on the hill above it a composition cabin, in which the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Symphony were composed.

4 of the autograph letter. ” Alban Berg, Wozzeck (Act I, sc. 1 Questions generally focus on a person’s salient character traits, his wishes, desires, feelings, intentions and impulses to action, his social behavior, the goals he pursues and the strategies he uses in the attempt to achieve them. Just about every venture into personality research will begin with the tried and true method of a comprehensive enumeration of character traits. Gustav Mahler was famous while he was alive. Many knew him, many were close friends, and many have fixed the impression they had of his fascinating personality in writing.

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