Gustav Mahler may be one of my favorite composers. The son of Bernard and Maria, he was born in 1860 and was one of 12 siblings. Mahler's childhood was extremely miserable due to his father's cruelty. However, his father did recognize Mahler's musical talent and sought out piano lessons for him at an early age.
When Mahler turned 15, he began studying at the Vienna Conservatory where he was acclaimed for his piano playing and compositions. He also began his conducting career to earn some extra money. He was a gifted conductor; his methods and rehearsal techniques were often questioned, but equally mesmerizing. Mahler conducted in famous concert halls and great opera houses all across Europe...
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Last updated March 23, 2010.
Published On: March 23, 2010