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Bruno WalterA World Elsewhere$
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Erik Ryding and Rebecca Pechefsky

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300087130

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300087130.001.0001

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Mahler's Second-in-Command

Mahler's Second-in-Command

Vienna, 1901–1907

(p.41) Three Mahler's Second-in-Command
Bruno Walter

Erik Ryding

Rebecca Pechefsky

Yale University Press

In 1901, Bruno Walter accepted Gustav Mahler's invitation to be his assistant at the Court Opera in Vienna. Shortly before Walter arrived in the fall of 1901, Richard Strauss had given the Viennese premiere of Ein Heldenleben while Mahler had the belated world premiere of his cantata Das klagende Lied. That same year saw the young tenor Leo Slezak join the opera company at the Vienna Hofoper. The racy plays of Arthur Schnitzler and the writings of Oscar Wilde appealed to many Austrians. On May 2, 1901, a few months before arriving in the capital of Austria, Walter and Elsa Korneck were married in Berlin. But Walter had to wait for the emperor's permission before he could work at the Vienna Hofoper, and soon he was conducting countless operas for the company. Walter's often had an uneasy relationship with Strauss, more so with Arnold Schoenberg.

Keywords:   conducting, Bruno Walter, Gustav Mahler, Vienna, Richard Strauss, opera, Vienna Hofoper, Austria, Elsa Korneck, Arnold Schoenberg

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