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Mahler and Bernstein in the Library of Congress Collections [altered template]

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Course Information

Course: MUS 596B: The Music of Gustav Mahler

Discipline: Musicology/Music History

Instructor/Author of Lesson Plan:  [Name(s) of creators]

Background/context for lesson: 

This course is a graduate-level seminar that centers on the music of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler (1860–1911). It uses his music as a starting point for exploring significant questions in music research that relate to students’ individual interests.

Time needed

1 class period (75 minutes)

Learning objectives

  • To locate and identify primary sources in Library of Congress digital collections that relate to Mahler’s music and its contexts
  • To observe unusual or unexpected details in related primary sources, and use those as starting points to ask larger questions about music history