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Today’s Memory – Gustav Mahler

”A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything”

Gustav Mahler

7 July 1860, Kaliště, Czech Republic – 18 May 1911


Gustav Mahler was an Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation, noted for his 10 symphonies and various songs with orchestra, which drew together many different strands of Romanticism. Although his music was largely ignored for 50 years after his death, Mahler was later regarded as an important forerunner of 20th-century techniques of composition and an acknowledged influence on such composers as Arnold Schoenberg, Dmitry Shostakovich, and Benjamin Britten.

Mahler – Symphony No. 1 The Titan Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Leonard Bernstein

As a composer, Mahler 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.

Mahler – Symphony No. 2 Resurrection London Symphony Orchestra, Conductor Leonard Bernstein (1974)

After 1945 the music was discovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became a frequently performed and recorded composer, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.

Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 5 Lucerne Festival Orcherstra, Conductor Claudio Abbado (2006)


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Gustav Mahler – Symphony No. 9 in D major Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester Vienna, Conductor Claudio Abbado (1992)



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