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Gustav Mahler

Though best known during his lifetime for conducting opera, Gustav Mahler persists as a talented Austrian composer as well. Born in Bohemia in 1860, Mahler was an influential conductor in the nineteenth century who only later was recognized for his compositional talent. Shortly after Mahler’s birth, his family moved to Jihlava for his and his six siblings’ education. After attending the Vienna Conservatory from 1875-1878, he attended lectures and taught music while composing his first significant piece, Das klagende Lied. Mahler’s conducting career began in 1880 when he accepted a position at Bad Hall.

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Understanding the Music: Mahler - Symphony No. 9 in D major


Understanding the Music: Mahler - Symphony No. 1 in D major


Understanding the Music: Mahler - Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection")


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