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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)


Austrian conductor who greatly enhanced the reputation of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. As a composer his Romantic style was much influenced by Brahms, Wagner and Bruckner. His nine symphonies (and an unfinished tenth) were slow to gain international recognition but are now highly regarded.

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Further Reading: Mahler

 Recording of the Week, Osmo Vänskä and the Minnesota Orchestra launch a Mahler cycle with Symphony No. 5

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