When Julius reports that the day after the Mahler benefited from “some new intensity,” we identify.
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On Sunday afternoon, Mahler sat at his own bar, waiting for a call from his crawfish supplier.
Mahler, we feel again, realizes all the craving that Bruckner breeds for a kernel of feeling in the shell of counterpoint.
Certain works of Richard Strauss and Mahler are examples in point.
Scornful, blasé with success, and very exacting, his bearing towards other musicians has nothing of Mahler's winning modesty.
And Mahler without Bruckner would hardly have been possible.
"There are circumstances when it would be, I suppose," replied Mahler.
But the ultimate effect is exactly the reverse of what Mahler planned.
He was also, of all the masters, the one spiritually most akin to Mahler.