Recollections of Gustav Mahler
By his close friend and viola player, Natalie Bauer-Lechner
First edition, hardback in dustwrapper. 22 × 14cm, 250pp.
This important early memoir of Gustav Mahler is by Natalie Bauer-Lechner (1858–1921), a viola player and close and devoted friend of Mahler until his marriage to Alma Schindler in 1902. She visited him in Hamburg and frequented his circle in Vienna, also accompanying him and his family on a number of the summer vacations during which the Second, Third and Fourth Symphonies came into being, together with many of the Wunderhorn songs.
A good solid copy, though with some bumping to the top edge of the boards and wrapper.