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How much Judaism went into Mahler’s music?

The question is well put by a recent convert – to Mahler, that is, not to Judaism. Here’s Barton Swain’s argument: I wonder the degree to which Mahler had internalized this Judaic aesthetic, if that’s not an unduly literary way to put it. Many of the Hebrew Bible’s histories read this way: An untidy series […]
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