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MAHLER, Gustav 1860-1911
Symphony No 2 in C Minor "Resurrection" Facsimile
New York: The Kaplan Foundation, 1986. Large folio. Attractively bound in full red textured silk boards with portrait in gilt to upper and gilt titling to spine, pictorial endpapers. 1f. (recto dedication "For Gustav Mahler," verso blank), 1f. (recto quotation from a letter from Mahler dated June 29, 1894, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto contents, verso reproduction of brush and ink drawing of Mahler by Alexander Vosk), 9-10 (Introduction), 11 (Acknowledgements), [12] (reproduction of 1892 photographic portrait of Mahler), 15-119 pp. followed by the complete facsimile of the composer's autograph musical manuscript. In full red textured silk slipcase With former owner's name and date to upper outer corner of front free endpaper. In exceptionally good condition overall. Limited to 1,000 numbered copies, this no. 692. Regarded as one of Mahler's greatest works, the first complete performance of the Second Symphony, known as the Resurrection Symphony, was in Berlin in December, 1895.
Bookseller: J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC [United States]

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