Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler Music Recordings

  • Born
    7th July 1860
  • Died
    18th May 1911
  • Birthplace
    Kaliste, Czech Republic

Gustav Mahler (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. Kaliste u Humpolce is now in the Czech Republic. Then his family had moved not far to Iglau (now Jihlava) where Mahler grew up. 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.

Title Form Instrument Ratings
Kindertotenlieder Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Songs of a Wayfarer Song Cycle Voice(s) and Orchestra
Symphony no. 1 in D major Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 2 in Cm 'Resurrection' Symphony Orchestra
Symphony no. 4 in G Symphony Voice(s) and Orchestra
Symphony no. 5 Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No.9 Symphony Clarinet