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Journal
2008 | 53 | 1(208) | 119-130
Article title

SONORISTIC SPACE IN MAHLER'S FIRST SYMPHONY

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Reception of Mahler's First Symphony has often concluded that it undermines the teleological premise of its symphonic principles. The aurhoress proposes that Mahler's 'failure' to achieve a clear syntactic process shows instead a proactive engagement with the potential of sonorities to create a meaningful, multi-dimensional space. This quality in his music can be framed as a type of early sonoristic project. The work shows a characteristic sensitivity to register, dynamics, and tone color. Mahler's spatial music facilitates a phenomenological pivot from a 'lateral' orientation toward one of 'depth'. This pivot magnifies the passage's experiential weight and, by extension, its capacity to symbolize the beginning of the hero's path.
Journal
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53
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119-130
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ARTICLE
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  • Laura Dolp, John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, New Jersey 07043, USA
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09PLAAAA057721
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bwmeta1.element.2e95fdce-e823-36b9-965f-e0eef4495984
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