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Gustav Mahler

Birthdate: (50)
Birthplace: Kaliště, Pelhřimov District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic
Death: May 18, 1911 (50)
Vienna, Austria (bacterial endocarditis)
Place of Burial: Vienna, Wien-Umgebung District, Lower Austria, Austria
Immediate Family:

Son of Bernhard Baruch Mahler and Marie Mahler
Husband of Alma Margaretha Maria Mahler-Werfel
Father of Maria Anna Mahler and Anna Justine Mahler
Brother of Isidor Mahler; Ernst Mahler; Leopoldine Quittner; Karl Mahler; Rudolf Mahler and 8 others

Occupation: composer
Managed by: Henn Sarv
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About Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (07 July 1860 – 18 May 1911). internationally celebrated Bohemian-born Austrian composer and conductor, Gustav Mahler, was best known during his lifetime as one of the leading orchestral and operatic conductors of his day. He has, since the mid-20th century, been acclaimed as among the most important of the late-Romantic/early-Modernist composers. Numerous aficionados of today esteem Mahler equally as eminent as Beethoven and Wagner. Although the fidgety, nervous-natured virtuoso's artistic genius was slow to be accepted by the musical establishment of Vienna, his music has caught fire, rendering a Mahler concert ticket 'golden.'

Mahler is primarily recognized for his symphonies numbered 1-9, as well as for his powerful symphonic poem, 'Das Lied von der Erde.' His approach to genre often blurred the lines between German orchestral 'Lied' (songs), symphony and the symphonic poem; yet, Mahler's star continues to rise in the velvet evening sky. His Symphony No. 10 was left unfinished, when the artist/conductor/composer died prematurely at age 50, of impaired cardio function.

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Gustav Mahler's Timeline

July 7, 1860
Kaliště, Pelhřimov District, Vysočina Region, Czech Republic
November 3, 1902
Age 42
Vienna, Austria
June 15, 1904
Age 43
Vienna, Wien, Austria
May 18, 1911
Age 50
Vienna, Austria
May 22, 1911
Age 50
Vienna, Wien-Umgebung District, Lower Austria, Austria