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Mahler, Gustav (1860-1911)

Symphony No. 8, "Meiner Lieben Frau Alma Maria. Achte Symphonie Von Gustave Mahler. Partitur".

Universal: Vienna, Leipzig, 1911. Pl.n 2772/3000. First study edition. Large octavo. 218 pp. Soft black buckram boards, spine top and bottom ragged. Internally very good except for a couple of pages slightly detached from bottom.
Signed by former owners Fritz Stiedry (1883-1968) and subsequently Howard Shanet (1918-2006). Stiedry was an Austrian conductor and composer who conducted at both Lyric Opera of Chicago and Metropolitan Opera. Howard Shanet was a Columbia University-based conductor and writer on music, noted especially for his support of new music as well as neglected works of the past and as the author of A History of New York's Orchestra.

Mahler's Symphony No. 8 was a critical success when he conducted its first performance in Munich on September 12, 1910, the year preceding this edition.

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