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00:19 I. Reading Rückert's Text 14:09 III. Contour and Rotational Teleology
01:20 Rückert's Poem: Design 15:07 Contour Gestalts in Strophe 1
01:53 Rückert's Poem: Analysis 16:25 Contour Gestalts in Strophes 2 and 3
02:44 Table of Contents 20:27 Overview of Contour Transformations
03:15 II. Perspectives on Form 21:29 Contour Gestalts as Psychodramatic Signifiers
05:13 Strophe 1 Walkthrough 22:22 IV. Grief, Denial, and Negative Catharsis
07:26 Strophe 1 Becomes Strophe 3 22:22 Strophe 1: Alienation and Fantasy
09:20 Transformation of Formal Functions 25:00 Strophe 2: Forbearance and Crisis
10:23 Strophe 3 with Annotations 25:56 Strophe 3: Negative Catharsis
12:03 Interpreting Mahler's Strophic Design 30:05 Strophe 4: Aftermath and Resignation
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Recording credits: Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, Gary Bertini, cond.; Klaus Mertens, baritone. © 2003 Fontec Recordings