Mahler and the Mind: in search of the Urlicht

A.C. Jaschke

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This article will elaborate on the cognitive and neurological aspects when listening to Mahler’s’ music.
It will concentrate on how the music of Mahler is perceived in the brain and what the underlying cognitive functions are, which make it an unique experience every time again. It will guide the reader through a simplified and explained journey of the human brain with Mahler’s music in mind.
There is more to Mahler than one believes to perceive in the first instance and this article is aimed at shining light into those underlying mechanisms of perception, processing and stimulation.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Gustav Mahler Society
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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