Gustav Mahler

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Gustav Mahler
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Austrian composer and conductor.
Born 7 July 1860 in Kalischt, Bohemia (today Kaliště, Czech Republic) and died 18 May 1911 in Vienna, Austria.

Gustav Mahler (German pronunciation: [ˈɡʊstaf ˈmaːlɐ]; was a late-Romantic Austrian-Bohemian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.

Born in humble circumstances, Mahler showed his musical gifts at an early age. After graduating from the Vienna Conservatory in 1878, he held a succession of conducting posts of rising importance in the opera houses of Europe, culminating in his appointment in 1897 as director of the Vienna Court Opera (Hofoper). During his ten years in Vienna, Mahler—who had converted to Catholicism from Judaism to secure the post—experienced regular opposition and hostility from the anti-Semitic press. Nevertheless, his innovative productions and insistence on the highest performance standards ensured his reputation as one of the greatest of opera conductors, particularly as an interpreter of the stage works of Richard Wagner and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Late in his life he was briefly director of New York's The Metropolitan Opera and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
He wed fellow composer and musician Alma Mahler-Werfel on 9 March 1902. They had two daughters, Maria Anna Mahler (03.11.1902-05.07.1907) & Anna Mahler.

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 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.
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B 20314-35 Gustav Mahler - Zweite Symphonie - Symphony No. 2 album art Gustav Mahler, Oskar Fried, Gertrud Bindernagel, Emmi Leisner Gustav Mahler, Oskar Fried, Gertrud Bindernagel, Emmi Leisner - Zweite Symphonie - Symphony No. 2 (Album) Grammophon B 20314-35 Germany 1925 Sell This Version
E 10009-14 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 In G Major album art Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 In G Major(3xShellac, Album) Parlophone E 10009-14 Japan 1930 Sell This Version
DB 8395/8405 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") album art Gustav Mahler, Eugene Ormandy, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Gustav Mahler, Eugene Ormandy, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection") (Album) Victor Red Seal, Victor Red Seal DB 8395/8405 US 1935 Sell This Version
M-MM-300 Gustav Mahler - Das Lied Von Der Erde album art Mahler*, Bruno Walter Conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Kerstin Thorborg, Charles Kullman Mahler*, Bruno Walter Conducting The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra*, Kerstin Thorborg, Charles Kullman - Das Lied Von Der Erde (Album) Columbia M-MM-300 US 1937 Sell This Version
M-469 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1 In D Major album art Gustav Mahler - Dimitri Mitropoulos Conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra Gustav Mahler - Dimitri Mitropoulos Conducting the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra - Symphony No. 1 In D Major (Album) Columbia Masterworks M-469 US 1940 Sell This Version
DB8569-78 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 album art Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 (Album) Victor Red Seal DB8569-78 UK 1938 Sell This Version
MX 267 Gustav Mahler - Songs Of A Wayfarer (Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen) album art Gustav Mahler, Fritz Reiner, Carol Brice, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gustav Mahler, Fritz Reiner, Carol Brice, The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Songs Of A Wayfarer (Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen)(2xShellac, 12", Album) Columbia MX 267 US 1946 Sell This Version
M-718 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5 album art Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra Gustav Mahler, Bruno Walter, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra - Symphony No. 5 (Album, Comp) Columbia M-718 US 1947 Sell This Version
AK 1624-25 Gustav Mahler - Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs Of A Wayfarer) album art Gustav Mahler, Eugenia Zareska, Eduard van Beinum, The London Philharmonic Orchestra Gustav Mahler, Eugenia Zareska, Eduard van Beinum, The London Philharmonic Orchestra - Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen (Songs Of A Wayfarer)(2xShellac, 12", Album) Decca AK 1624-25 US 1947 Sell This Version
none Gustav Mahler - The Song Of The Earth album art Gustav Mahler - New York Philharmonic Orchestra*, Bruno Walter Gustav Mahler - New York Philharmonic Orchestra*, Bruno Walter - The Song Of The Earth (Album) Not On Label none US 1948 Sell This Version
M-MM 589 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 In G Major album art Gustav Mahler / Bruno Walter Conducting The The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Desi Halban Gustav Mahler / Bruno Walter Conducting The The New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Desi Halban - Symphony No. 4 In G Major (Album) Columbia Masterworks M-MM 589 US 1948 Sell This Version
MM 809 Gustav Mahler - Mahler Songs album art Gustav Mahler, Desi Halban, Bruno Walter Gustav Mahler, Desi Halban, Bruno Walter - Mahler Songs(3xShellac, 10", Album) Columbia Masterworks MM 809 US 1948 Sell This Version
ML 4108 Gustav Mahler - Songs Of A Wayfarer ‧ Sacred Arias album art Gustav MahlerJohann Sebastian Bach - Carol Brice Contralto, With Fritz Reiner Conducting The The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Gustav MahlerJohann Sebastian Bach - Carol Brice Contralto, With Fritz Reiner Conducting The The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra - Songs Of A Wayfarer ‧ Sacred Arias Columbia Masterworks ML 4108 US 1949 Sell This Version
VRS 412/413 Gustav Mahler - The Youth's Magic Horn = Des Knaben Wunderhorn album art Gustav Mahler / Lorna Sydney, Alfred Poell With The Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Conducted By Felix Prohaska Gustav Mahler / Lorna Sydney, Alfred Poell With The Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Conducted By Felix Prohaska - The Youth's Magic Horn = Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Album) Vanguard VRS 412/413 US 1950 Sell This Version
ML 4295 Gustav Mahler - Great Masters of the Keyboard, Volume V album art Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Alexander Scriabin*, Max Reger Richard Strauss, Gustav Mahler, Alexander Scriabin*, Max Reger - Great Masters of the Keyboard, Volume V(LP, Mono) Columbia Masterworks ML 4295 US 1950 Sell This Version
PL 7010 Gustav Mahler - Symphony Nº 2 In C Minor "Resurrection" album art Otto Klemperer, Gustav Mahler Otto Klemperer, Gustav Mahler - Symphony Nº 2 In C Minor "Resurrection" (Album) Turnabout PL 7010 US 1951 Sell This Version
XLP 8882 / SL 164 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 8 In E Major ("The Symphony Of A Thousand") album art Mahler*, Hermann Scherchen, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Mahler*, Hermann Scherchen, The Vienna Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 8 In E Major ("The Symphony Of A Thousand") (Album) Columbia Masterworks XLP 8882 / SL 164 US 1951 Sell This Version
C 1009 Gustav Mahler - Kindertotenlieder album art Rückert* - Mahler* / Kathleen Ferrier And The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* , Conducted By Bruno Walter Rückert* - Mahler* / Kathleen Ferrier And The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra* , Conducted By Bruno Walter - Kindertotenlieder Columbia Masterworks C 1009 Netherlands 1951 Sell This Version
MG 10102 Gustav Mahler - Das Klagende Lied album art Gustav Mahler, Zoltán Fekete (2), Ilona Steingruber, Sieglinde Wagner, Erich Majkut Gustav Mahler, Zoltán Fekete (2), Ilona Steingruber, Sieglinde Wagner, Erich Majkut - Das Klagende Lied Mercury MG 10102 US 1951 Sell This Version
WDM 1627 Gustav Mahler - Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen album art Blanche Thebom, Gustav Mahler Blanche Thebom, Gustav Mahler - Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen(2x7", Album, Red + Box) RCA Victor Red Seal WDM 1627 US 1951 Sell This Version
GNR-101 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 10 (Posthumous): Adagio and Purgatorio album art Gustav Mahler, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra*, Eric Schmidt (4) Gustav Mahler, Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra*, Eric Schmidt (4) - Symphony No. 10 (Posthumous): Adagio and Purgatorio(LP) Gramophone Newsreel GNR-101 1951 Sell This Version
VRS-421 Gustav Mahler - Early Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Last Songs From Ruckert album art Gustav Mahler, Alfred Poell, Anny Felbermayer, Felix Prohaska, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* Gustav Mahler, Alfred Poell, Anny Felbermayer, Felix Prohaska, Vienna State Opera Orchestra* - Early Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Last Songs From Ruckert(LP, Album) Vanguard VRS-421 US 1951 Sell This Version
1308 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 4 In G Major album art Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 In G Major (Album) Royale 1308 US 1952 Sell This Version
PL 7602 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor album art Mahler*, Jascha Horenstein Conducting The Vienna Symphony Orchestra* Mahler*, Jascha Horenstein Conducting The Vienna Symphony Orchestra* - Symphony No. 9 In D Minor (Album) VOX (6) PL 7602 US 1952 Sell This Version
59/60 Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 6 album art Gustav Mahler, Vienna Orchestra*, F. Charles Adler Gustav Mahler, Vienna Orchestra*, F. Charles Adler - Symphony No. 6 (Album) SPA Records, SPA Records 59/60 US 1952 Sell This Version