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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then Austria-Hungary, now Kaliště in the Czech Republic. Then his family moved to nearby Iglau (now Jihlava) where Mahler grew up.

Mahler's œuvre is relatively small—for much of his life composing was a part-time activity, secondary to conducting—and is confined to the genres of symphony and song, except for one early piano quartet. M ...read more

Gustav Mahler (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then Austria-Hungary, now Kaliště in the Czech Republic. Then his family moved to nearby Iglau (now Jihlava) where Mahler grew up.

Mahler's œuvre is relatively small—for much of his life composing was a part-time activity, secondary to conducting—and is confined to the genres of symphony and song, except for one early piano quartet. Most of his ten symphonies are very large-scale works, several of which employ soloists and choirs in addition to augmented orchestral forces. These works were often controversial when first performed, and were slow to receive critical and popular approval; an exception was the triumphant premiere of his Eighth Symphony in 1910. Mahler's immediate musical successors were the composers of the Second Viennese School, notably Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg and Anton Webern. Dmitri Shostakovich and Benjamin Britten are among later 20th-century composers who admired and were influenced by Mahler. The International Gustav Mahler Institute was established in 1955, to honour the composer's life and work. « hide

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Symphony No. 6 in A minor (Tragic)
1995

4.1
8 Votes
Symphony No. 10 in F sharp [Unfinished]
1910

4.2
6 Votes
Symphony No. 9
1910

4.3
23 Votes
Das Lied von der Erde
1908

4.3
4 Votes
Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
1902

4.3
16 Votes
Symphony No. 4 in G Major
1901

3.9
11 Votes
Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'
1896

3.9
10 Votes
Symphony No. 2 in C-Minor, "The Resurrection"
1895

4.4
15 Votes
Compilations
Mahler - Complete Edition
2010

4.6
7 Votes

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