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Gustav Mahler

Biography

Born: July 7, 1860; Czech Republic   Died: May 18, 1911; Austria   Period: Romantic
"Imagine the universe beginning to sing and resound," Mahler wrote of his Symphony No. 8, the "Symphony of a Thousand." "It is no longer human voices; it is planets and suns revolving." Mahler was late Romantic music's ultimate big thinker. In his own lifetime he was generally regarded as a conductor who composed on the side, producing huge, bizarre symphonies accepted only by a cult following.
Born in 1860, in Kalischt, Bohemia, he came
Read more from a middle-class family. He entered the Vienna Conservatory in 1875, studying piano, harmony, and composition in a musically conservative atmosphere. Nevertheless, he became a supporter of Wagner and Bruckner, both of whose works he would later conduct frequently, and became part of a social circle interested in socialism, Nietzschean philosophy, and pan-Germanism. Around 1880, he began conducting and wrote his first mature work, Das klagende Lied. Mahler's conducting career advanced rapidly, moving him from Kassel to Prague to Leipzig to Budapest; he was usually either greatly respected or thoroughly despised by the performers for his exacting rehearsals and perfectionism. In 1897 he became music director of the Vienna Court Opera and then, a year later, of the Vienna Philharmonic. Mahler's conducting career permitted composition only during the summers, in a series of "composing huts" he had built in picturesque rural locations. He completed his first symphony in 1888, but it met with utter audience incomprehension. He reserved this time for symphonies, all of them large-scale works, and song cycles. In Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), he merged the two forms into an immense song-symphony. The Viennese public largely failed to understand his music, but Mahler took their reactions calmly, accurately predicting that "My time will yet come." Meanwhile, his autocratic ways as a conductor alienated musicians. In 1901, the press and the musicians essentially forced his resignation from the Philharmonic. He married a young composition student, Alma Schindler in 1902, and they soon had two daughters. By 1907 Mahler was increasingly away from Vienna, conducting his own works, and thus he resigned from the opera as well. Just after accepting the position of principal conductor of New York's Metropolitan Opera, but before leaving Vienna, Mahler's older daughter, age 4, died from scarlet fever and diphtheria, and he learned he himself had a defective heart valve. In New York, he was impressed by the caliber of talent and quickly gained audience approval. In 1909 he became conductor of the New York Philharmonic, which he found much more agreeable than the opera work by this time. The following year, he had a triumphant premiere of his massive Symphony No. 8 in Munich. Despite the professional successes, his personal life suffered another blow when his and Alma's marriage began having problems. They stayed together, and after he became ill in February 1911, she saw to it that he made it back to Vienna, where he died on May 18.
The conductors Bruno Walter, Otto Klemperer, Willem Mengelberg, and Maurice Abravanel kept Mahler's legacy alive, and Mahler's are now among the most recorded of any symphonies. His frequent incorporation of vocal elements into symphonic writing brought to full fruition a process that had begun with Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, demonstrating his music's firm roots in the Germanic classical tradition. However, it was his huge tapestries of shifting moods and tones, ranging from tragedy to bitter irony (often explicitly indicated in performance directions), from café music to evocations of the sublime, that portended a century in which multiplicity ruled. Read less
Mahler: Das Lied Von Der Erde / Kleiber, Ludwig, Kmentt
Release Date: 10/14/2014   Label: Wiener Symphoniker  
Catalog: 7   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 7 / Dudamel, Simon Bolivar SO
Release Date: 10/07/2014   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 002155002   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 8 / Wit, Warsaw National Po, Et Al
Release Date: 04/18/2006   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550533   Number of Discs: 2
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Mahler: Symphony No 7 / Michael Halász, Polish National So
Release Date: 07/18/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550531   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 3, Etc / Wit, Polish Radio Symphony
Release Date: 10/24/1995   Label: Naxos  
Catalog: 8550525-26   Number of Discs: 2
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  • 51.
    The Mahler Project / Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony
    Label: San Francisco Symphony   Catalog: 39 Release Date: 10/11/2011   Number of Discs: 17
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Isabel Bayrakdarian,  Lorraine Hunt Lieberson,  Michelle DeYoung,  Alexander Barantschik  ... 
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  San Francisco Symphony Chorus,  San Francisco Girls Chorus  ... 
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  • 52.
    Mahler Par Scherchen - Symphonies 1, 5 & 7
    Label: Tahra   Catalog: 716 Release Date: 07/12/2011   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
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  • 53.
    Label: Chateau Music Group   Catalog: 10001 Release Date: 06/21/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Chitose Okashiro
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  • 54.
    Klaus Tennstedt - The Complete Mahler Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 94493 Release Date: 06/07/2011   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Doris Soffel,  Edith Mathis,  Ortrun Wenkel,  Lucia Popp  ... 
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  London Philharmonic Choir,  Southend Boys Choir  ... 
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  • 55.
    Klaus Tennstedt - The Great EMI Recordings
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 94433 Release Date: 06/07/2011   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Johannes Brahms,  Anton Bruckner,  Richard Strauss  ... 
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Jorma Hynninen
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  BBC Symphony Chorus,  London Philharmonic Choir  ... 
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  • 56.
    Mahler: The Symphonies / Abravanel, Utah Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Musical Concepts   Catalog: 182 Release Date: 05/17/2011   Number of Discs: 10
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Beverly Sills,  Florence Kopleff,  Christina Krooskos,  Netania Davrath  ... 
    Conductor:  Maurice Abravanel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Utah Symphony Orchestra,  University of Utah Civic Chorale,  University of Utah Civic Chorale Women's Voices  ... 
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  • 57.
    Keeping Score - Mahler: Origins And Legacy / Michael Tilson Thomas,  San Francisco Symphony
    Label: San Francisco Symphony   Catalog: 60041 Release Date: 05/10/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
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    Keeping Score - Mahler: Origins And Legacy / Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony [Blu-ray]
    Label: San Francisco Symphony   Catalog: 60042 Release Date: 05/10/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Michael Tilson Thomas
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Mahler: Symphonies 1 - 7 / Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra [blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2058574 Release Date: 04/26/2011   Number of Discs: 4
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Yuja Wang,  Anna Larsson,  Eteri Gvazava,  Magdalena Kozená
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra,  Tölz Boys Choir  ... 
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  • 60.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 With Blumine Movement / Judd, Florida Philharmonic
    Label: Harmonia Mundi   Catalog: 1957118 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  James Judd
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Florida Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 61.
    Mahler - The People's Edition
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001501802 Release Date: 12/14/2010   Number of Discs: 13
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Christa Ludwig,  Ileana Cotrubas,  Anna Larsson,  Edith Mathis  ... 
    Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik,  Zubin Mehta,  Claudio Abbado,  Herbert von Karajan  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 62.
    111 - The Collector's Edition 2 [56-CD Set - Limited Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 4779142 Release Date: 11/09/2010   Number of Discs: 56
    Composer:  Georges Bizet,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Maurice Ravel,  Ludwig van Beethoven  ... 
    Performer:  Stuart Harling,  Robert Lloyd,  Sherrill Milnes,  Placido Domingo  ... 
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado,  John Nelson,  Leonard Bernstein,  Jerzy Semkow  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers,  George Watson's College Boys' Chorus  ... 
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  • 63.
    Mahler: Symphony no 1, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto no 3 / Abbado, Wang [Blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2057964 Release Date: 10/26/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Yuja Wang
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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  • 64.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 / Oramo, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic
    Label: Exton   Catalog: 34 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Sakari Oramo
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 65.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1 / Orozco-estrada, Tonkunstler Orchestra
    Label: Preiser Records   Catalog: 90784 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Andres Orozco-Estrada
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  • 66.
    Lucerne Festival 2009
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2057968 Release Date: 07/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Sergei Prokofiev
    Performer:  Yuja Wang
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Mahler: The Complete Works
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 08985 Release Date: 06/29/2010   Number of Discs: 16
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Thomas Hampson,  Wolfram Rieger,  Christa Ludwig,  Fritz Wunderlich  ... 
    Conductor:  Simon Rattle,  Sir John Barbirolli,  Otto Klemperer,  Klaus Tennstedt  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  New Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Orchestra  ... 
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  • 68.
    Audite 2010 CD & Catalogue - Mahler: Symphony No 1
    Label: Audite   Catalog: 10022 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 69.
    Mahler: Symphony No 1, Blumine / De Vriend, Netherlands So
    Label: Challenge   Catalog: 72355 Release Date: 05/11/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Jan Willem de Vriend
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Symphony Orchestra
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  • 70.
    Mahler: Complete Symphonies / Wit, Halasz, Olson
    Label: Naxos   Catalog: 8501502 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 15
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Lynda Russell,  Ewa Podles,  Jadwiga Rappé,  Hanna Lisowska
    Conductor:  Robert Olson,  Michael Halász,  Antoni Wit
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Warsaw Boys' Choir,  Warsaw National Philharmonic Choir  ... 
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  • 71.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 1; Ruckert Lieder / Eschenbach, Schafer, Deutsches Symphonie Berlin
    Label: Capriccio Records   Catalog: 5026 Release Date: 04/27/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Christine Schäfer
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
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  • 72.
    Mahler: The Symphonies / Leonard Bernstein [11-CD Collector's Edition]
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 001408102 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Margaret Price,  Kenneth Riegel,  Agnes Baltsa,  Hermann Prey  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Singverein  ... 
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  • 73.
    Mahler: Symphony No 1 / Jonathan Nott, Bamberg Symphony
    Label: Tudor Records   Catalog: 7147 Release Date: 03/23/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 74.
    Mahler: Symphony No 1 / Maazel, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 42141 Release Date: 03/12/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 75.
    Mahler: Symphony No 1 / Simonov, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
    Label: Royal Philharmonic Masterworks   Catalog: 28630 Release Date: 03/09/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Yuri Simonov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
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