The Composer
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"I felt a struggle with illusions; I felt the pain of the disillusioned, I saw good and evil forces surrounding one another; I saw the individual human caught in anguished motion searching for inner harmony; I felt a human being, a drama, truth, uncompromising truth."
(Arnold Schoenberg writing to Mahler after a rehearsal of the Third Symphony)

Mahler Manuscript
GUSTAV MAHLER, Manuscript of third movement of symphony no. 6
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Donald Mitchell & Andrew Nicholson, eds., The Mahler Companion, Oxford University Press, 2002