CD of images and documents concerning Gustav Mahler, Alma Mahler-Werfel and others.

Object type
multimedia-as-object
Acknowledgement
Presented by Dr. Irene Hartzell, 16/09/2010, in honour of Nicole Crespo.
Description
CD with images of documents comprising the following:

An article on Gustav Mahler published in 'Der Spiegel' 44/1995, p230 - two digitised pages with images of Gustav Mahler, Walter Gropius and Alma Mahler. In German.

A group of images titled 'Alban Berg' These include:

Digital image titled 'Ein Abend Bei Prälat Karl Drexel. AM 13.II.33 - showing Karl Schönherr, Manon Gropius - Mein Kind, Prof. Joh. Hollnsteiner; Alma Mahler-Werfel and Prälat Drexel'.

Digital image of Franz Werfel in a car, with Alban and Helene Berg in Steiermark. On the same page an image titled 'Hauptmann, Bergs, Gräfin Gravina, Werfel'.

Digital image titled 'Wien. Alfredo Casella, Francesco Malipiero, Alban Berg, Franz Werfel'. Numbered upper right. The photographs were from a personal album which belonged to Alma Mahler-Werfel, who passed them as a gift to Annelies Ehrlich.

Five images titled 'Mahlerbust'. They comprise the following:

Digital image of a page from an unidentified magazine, in German, the page titled 'Gustav Mahler. Zu seinem 100, Geburstag, München I und Stuttgart I am Donnerstag am 20 Uhr, SWF I am Mittwoch um 20 Uhr'. With photographs of Mahler, Alma Mahler, Mahler's birthplace and two theatres. The publication announces a television broadcast in 1960 to celebrate the anniversary of the hundredth birthday of Gustav Mahler.

Digital image of an English translation (typed) of a letter written in German from Alma Mahler-Werfel, 610 North Bedford Drive, Beverly Hills, California to Annelies Ehrlich, the mother of Dr Irene Hartzell. It begins 'Meine Liebste', and mentions the 10th Symphony of Gustav Mahler.

Digital image (single page) of a xeroxed copy of an original score by Gustav Mahler from his 10th Symphony. The original of this page, which was given to Annelies Ehrlich by Alma Mahler-Werfel as a gift, is now in the Austrian National Library, Vienna (Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek).

Digital image of a previously-torn photograph of a bronze bust of Gustav Mahler, head and shoulders, on a granite or marble plinth.

Digital image of an article from 'Die Welt', 11.11.1995 titled 'Sie blieben sich unsagbar fremd. Erstmals in einer Gesamtausgabe: Die Briefe Gustav Mahlers an seine Frau Alma'.

Single scan titled 'Scan 5'. It comprises a digital image of the study in the home of Alma Mahler-Werfel and Franz Werfel, and each worked at that desk.

Four scans titled 'Shoenberg'. They comprise the following:

Digital image: Portrait of Arnold Schoenberg when elderly, in repose, seated in an armchair. Half-length, turned to the left, looking down, with his hands clasped in front of him. This was the last formal portrait taken of him, prior to his death in 1951.

Digital image of the verso, showing the photographer as Richard Fish, 9520 W. Pico at Beverly Dr, Los Angeles, California.

Two digital images of Bruno Walter at the piano, with an unidentified female singer. On the wall is a Renaissance-style painting. The bust of Gustav Mahler by Auguste Rodin (1909), then owned by Bruno Walter, is in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington. It was presented by his daughter, Lotte Walter Lindt, in his memory. During this period Bruno Walter lived at 608 N. Bedford Drive; Alma Mahler-Werfel lived next door, at 610 N. Bedford Drive. The photographs were taken by Ernst E. Gottlieb, step-father of Dr. Irene Hartzell, in Walter's home. Rodin was very proud of this particular bust; twelve copies were made and were originally within the circle of the family and close friends. The majority are now held in museums and public institutions.

The original items were originally owned by Alma Mahler-Werfel and were given to Annelies Ehrlich, and are now in the possession of Dr. Irene Hartzell.
Artist/Maker
Date made
2010
Classification
multi-media, composer, opera, manuscript, score
Technique
audio
Accession No
2011.147
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