Gustav Mahler

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Born: 7 July 1860 — Kalischt — Czech Republic
Died: 18 May 1911 — Wien — Austria
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Mahler was born in Kalischt, Bohemia, on July 7, 1860. At the time, Bohemia (later to form a major component of Czechoslovakia, and later the Czech Republic) was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire, then enduring its final crumbling decades, and the region where Mahler spent his youth was strongly associate with the Czech independence movement. However, Mahler also was a Jew, and Jews in the region were associated by ethnic Czechs with Germans. Mahler’s famous quote is: "I am thrice homeless, as a native of Bohemia in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, and as a Jew throughout the world. Everywhere an intruder, never welcomed."

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[in Dutch] Gustav Mahler was de zoon van een Joodse koopman. Hij studeerde vanaf zijn 15e aan het Weens Conservatorium. Mahler was operadirigent aan vele theaters, zoals Budapest, Hamburg en Wenen, waar hij de Wiener Hofoper tot de voornaamste in Europa maakte. Vanwege hartproblemen en de dood van zijn oudste dochter verliet hij Wenen, waar hij ook radicale jonge componisten als Schönberg, Berg, Webern en Zemlinsky had gesteund door zijn activiteiten voor de Vereinigung schaffender Tonkünstler. Intussen was zijn liedoeuvre uitgebreid met vier van de vijf Rückert-Lieder, de Kindertotenlieder (1901-1904). Tijdens zijn leven genoten zijn werken niet veel waardering; pas in de jaren ‘50 werd zijn werk populair. (conntribution by Robbert Muuse <robbertmuuse(at)hotmail.com>)

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20 November 1889: Premiere of Symphony no. 1 in d minor, in Budapest, Hungary, with Mahler conducting.
13 December 1895: Premiere of Symphony no. 2 in c minor “Auferstehung”, in Berlin, Germany.
16 March 1896: Premiere of Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, in Berlin, Germany, with Mahler conducting.
26 February 1899: Premiere of Bruckner's Symphony no. 6 in A major, in Vienna, Austria, with Mahler conducting.
22 January 1900: Premiere of Zemlinsky's Es War Einmahl, in Vienna, Austria, with Mahler conducting.
17 February 1901: Premiere of Das Klagende Lied, in Wien, Austria, Mahler conducting.
25 November 1901: Premiere of Symphony no. 4 in G major, in Munich, Germany, with Mahler conducting.
9 June 1902: Premiere of Symphony no. 3 in d minor, in Krefeld, Germany.
18 October 1904: Premiere of Symphony no. 5 in c sharp minor, in Cologne, Germany, with Mahler conducting.
29 January 1905: Premiere of Kindertotenlieder, in Vienna, Austria, with Mahler conducting.
27 May 1906: Premiere of Symphony no. 6 in a minor, in Essen, Germany, with Mahler conducting.
19 September 1908: Premiere of Symphony no. 7 in e minor, in Prague, Czech Republic, with Mahler conducting.
12 September 1910: Premiere of Symphony no. 8 in E flat major “Symphony of a Thousand”, in Munich, Germany, with Mahler conducting.
20 November 1911: Premiere of Das Lied von der Erde, in Munich, Germany.
26 June 1912: Premiere of Symphony no. 9 in D major, in Vienna, Austria.
14 October 1924: Premiere of Symphony no. 10 in F sharp major, in Vienna, Austria.

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