Gustav Mahler, Composer
(1860 - 1911). Gustav Mahler established himself early as a master conductor. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory, and served as conductor and director of orchestras and opera houses in Prague, Leipzig, Budapest, Hamburg, and Vienna. His mastery of conducting was admired by Tchaikovsky and Brahms. His final posts were in New York City, where he served in brief conducting tenures at the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic. His lasting legacy is as a composer of 9 monumental...