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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)

Composer

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, Les Siècles perform Mahler's symphonic poem, Titan

François-Xavier Roth and his period-instrument orchestra perform Mahler's "tone poem in the form of a symphony in two parts and five movements", an early version of his First Symphony.

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

James enjoys the opening instalment of Osmo Vänskä's new Mahler cycle - the ever-popular Symphony No. 5.

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