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: 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 5 / Chailly, Leipzig Gewandhaus
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Catalog: 20284   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 9 / Chailly, Gewandhaus Orchestra
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Catalog: 20299   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 9 / Abbado, Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Release Date: 01/25/2011   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: 20214   Number of Discs: 1
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Mahler: Symphony No 4 / Chailly, Gewandhaus-Orchester
Release Date: 04/30/2013   Label: Accentus  
Catalog: 20257   Number of Discs: 1
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Work: Symphony no 2 in C minor "Resurrection"

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  • 51.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2 / Jansons, Fink, Merbeth, Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Label: Rco Live   Catalog: 10102 Release Date: 01/11/2011   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Ricarda Merbeth,  Bernarda Fink
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
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  • 52.
    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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  • 53.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Abbado, Larsson, Gvazana [Blu-ray]
    Label: Euroarts   Catalog: 2053264 Release Date: 09/28/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Anna Larsson,  Eteri Gvazava
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Orchestra,  Orféon Donostiarra
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  • 54.
    Mahler: Symphony No. 2 ' Resurrection'  / Klemperer, Wiener Symphoniker
    Label: Testament   Catalog: 1456 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Ilona Steingruber,  Hilde Rössl-Majdan
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy Chamber Choir,  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
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  • 55.
    Seiji Ozawa - Anniversary [11-CD Set]
    Label: Decca   Catalog: 001464002 Release Date: 09/14/2010   Number of Discs: 11
    Composer:  Hector Berlioz,  Sergei Prokofiev,  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,  Richard Wagner  ... 
    Performer:  Trevor Pinnock,  Everett Firth,  Simon Preston,  Kathleen Battle  ... 
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  ... 
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  • 56.
    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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  • 57.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Dessay, Coote, Jarvi
    Label: Virgin Classics   Catalog: 94586 Release Date: 06/08/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Natalie Dessay,  Alice Coote
    Conductor:  Paavo Järvi
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
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  • 58.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Nott, Bamberg
    Label: Telos   Catalog: 7158 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Lioba Braun,  Anne Schanewilms
    Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Chorus,  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
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  • 59.
    Label: Archipel   Catalog: 492 Release Date: 05/25/2010   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Otto Klemperer
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  • 60.
    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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  • 61.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2
    Label: Lpo   Catalog: 44 Release Date: 03/30/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Klaus Tennstedt
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  • 62.
    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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  • 63.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Maazel, Vienna Philharmonic
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 38667 Release Date: 03/25/2010   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Jessye Norman,  Eva Martón
    Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus Konzertvereinigung,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 64.
    Mahler: Complete Symphonies / Svetlanov, Russian State Federation Symphony Orchestra
    Label: Warner Classics   Catalog: 2564688862 Release Date: 12/22/2009   Number of Discs: 14
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Natalia Gerassimova,  Olga Alexandrova,  Galina Borissova,  Alexei Martynov  ... 
    Conductor:  Yevgeny Svetlanov
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Russian State Symphony Orchestra,  Russian Academic Chorus,  Moscow Boys Choir  ... 
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  • 65.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Haitink
    Label: Cso Resound   Catalog: 901914 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Miah Persson,  Christianne Stotijn
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • 66.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Haitink
    Label: Cso Resound   Catalog: 901916 Release Date: 11/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Miah Persson,  Christianne Stotijn
    Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Chorus,  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
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  • 67.
    Bernstein - The Mahler Symphonies
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 745369 Release Date: 04/14/2009   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Gwenyth Annear,  Dame Gwyneth Jones,  Erna Spoorenberg,  Anna Reynolds  ... 
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic,  London Symphony Chorus,  London Symphony Orchestra  ... 
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  • 68.
    Mahler: Symphonie No 2
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 415959 Release Date: 03/17/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Brigitte Fassbaender,  Rosalind Plowright
    Conductor:  Giuseppe Sinopoli
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Philharmonia Chorus
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  • 69.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2;  Constant: 24 Preludes For Orchestra / Bernstein, Monmart, Dominguez, Et Al
    Label: Radio France   Catalog: 2 Release Date: 02/10/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler,  Marius Constant
    Conductor:  Leonard Bernstein
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
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  • 70.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Eschenbach, Philadelphia Orchestra
    Label: Ondine   Catalog: 1134 Release Date: 01/27/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Simona Saturová,  Yvonne Naef
    Conductor:  Christoph Eschenbach
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Singers,  Philadelphia Orchestra
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  • 71.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 In C Minor
    Label: Lso Live   Catalog: 666 Release Date: 01/13/2009   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Elena Mosuc,  Zlata Bulycheva
    Conductor:  Valery Gergiev,  Joseph Cullen
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
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  • 72.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2
    Label: Chandos Collect   Catalog: 6595 Release Date: 10/29/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Julia Hamari,  Felicity Lott
    Conductor:  Mariss Jansons
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra,  Oslo Philharmonic Chorus,  Latvian State Academic Choir
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  • 73.
    Mahler: 10 Symphonies / Abbado, Berlin Philharmonic, Etc
    Label: Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog: 447023 Release Date: 08/26/2008   Number of Discs: 12
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
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  • 74.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Ozawa, Te Kanawa, Horne, Boston Sym
    Label: Philips   Catalog: 420824 Release Date: 06/10/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Marilyn Horne,  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra,  Tanglewood Festival Chorus
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  • 75.
    Mahler: Symphony No 2 / Ozawa, Saito Kinen Orchestra
    Label: Sony   Catalog: 2566 Release Date: 03/12/2008   Number of Discs: 2
    Composer:  Gustav Mahler
    Performer:  Nathalie Stutzmann,  Emiko Suga
    Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saito Kinen Orchestra,  Shinyukai Choir
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