Conducting scores of Gustav Mahler

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

The scores fall into three groups: (i) those that belonged to Mahler, usually dating from the very end of the nineteenth century and first decade of the twentieth, when Mahler was based in Vienna, and which bear his annotations either made in the process of conducting or in part reworking his own compositions, together with one leaf from a sketch for part of the third movement of his Ninth Symphony (ii) a similar group of scores without annotations (iii) a group of scores of Arnold Schnberg's compositions, given by Schnberg to Mahler and his daughter. The scores that have been annotated and adapted by Mahler include Beethoven's Second, Third and Ninth Symphonies, his Fifth Piano Concerto and the Overture to Coriolanus, Mahler's First and Third symphonies, Schubert's Ninth Symphony, Schumann's Second Symphony and J.S.Bach's cantata number 19 ('Es erhub sich ein Streit').

Administrative / Biographical History

A group of forty-two conducting scores formerly owned by Gustav Mahler and his daughter, Anna Mahler (Frau Werfel).

Conditions Governing Access

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