Gustav Mahler

1860–1911, AUSTRIAN

Mahler’s large-scale symphonies and song cycles express neurotic emotion and an elevated spiritual vision in the German Romantic tradition. In his lifetime, he was most famous as a conductor.

GUSTAV MAHLER, 1907Mahler is pictured here, aged 47 (four years before his death), in the year when he was diagnosed with a severe heart condition and his daughter Maria died.

IN CONTEXT

Des Knaben Wunderhorn

First published in the early 19th century, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn) was a collection of traditional German folk verse and songs edited by Romantic poets Achim ...

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