Gustav Mahler birth anniversary 7th July 2010

Lebrecht music and arts picture library has extensive coverage of Gustav Mahler, the Austrian composer and conductor, whose 150th birth anniversary will be celebrated on 7th July 2010. From birth to death we carry images of Mahler with his sister Justine, his grandparents, his matriculation papers, his friends such as Natalie Bauer-Lechner, Viktor Adler, Oskar Fried; the cities and venues where he worked as conductor and director – Prague, Leipzig, Budapest, Vienna, New York; programmes at world famous venues such as the Vienna Opera House plus photos of Mahler himself in his office, and the Carnegie Hall in New York; famous Mahler singers such as Theodor Recihmann, Anna Bahr-Mildenburg, Eric Schmedes, Selma Kurz; plus his wife Alma Schindler, stepdaughter of the Viennese painter Carl Moll; scores from his great works such as ‘Kindertotenlieder’, Symphony No 1, 2, 6, 9 and 10, the Adagietto from the Fifth Symphony; Mahler’s composing huts at Maiernigg, Toblach, Steinbach, and the famous Kokoshka painting of Alma Mahler as a doll: historical context images of important people in Vienna in Mahler’s time and his favourite haunts.

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Gustav Mahler in 1892

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