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Gustav Mahler 1860-1911

Gustav Mahler was born in 1860 at Kaliste in Bohemia. Although it now seems inconceivable, he was virtually forgotten for many years after his death in 1911.In the 1970s, however, American conductor Leonard Bernstein unleashed a worldwide Mahler "renaissance" on an unprecedented scale. From the youthful exuberance of the First Symphony (the "Titan") via the cosmic exultation in the Second and Eighth (the "Symphony of a Thousand"), to the other-worldly Ninth Symphony, Mahler's post-romantic musical world unites the earth and the entire universe in song. The brilliant Mahler was principal kapellmeister at Hamburg's municipal theatre from 1891 to 1897.

Stations in life:
Kaliste, Hamburg

Bach - sights & sounds

Information and offers relating to places associated with the life and work of Johann Sebastian Bach.