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DiedMay 18, 1911, Vienna, Austria
SpouseAlma Mahler
FactTwo daughters with Alma Mahler, Maria Anna (1902-1907) and Anna Justina (1904-1988).

Gustav Mahler was born in Kalischt, Bohemia, on July 7, 1860. His father, Bernhard Mahler, was a distiller and tavern owner, and his mother, Marie (née Krebs) Mahler, was a cook. Gustav had two younger brothers, Otto and Heinrich. Otto died in infancy, and Heinrich committed suicide in 1909. Gustav’s early education was provided by his father and private tutors. He showed an early interest in music and was particularly fond of the works of Franz Schubert.

Mahler’s career began as a conductor. He held posts in several German opera houses, including the Hamburg Opera and the Vienna Court Opera. In 1897, he was appointed director of the Vienna Philharmonic. He held this post until 1907, when he resigned due to disagreements with the orchestra’s management.

Mahler’s compositional career began in earnest in 1888 with the completion of his First Symphony. This work was followed by a series of highly successful symphonies, including the Second (1894), Third (1896), and Fourth (1900). His Fifth Symphony, which premiered in 1904, is considered one of his finest works.

In 1907, Mahler left Vienna to take up the post of conductor of the New York Philharmonic. He held this position for three years, during which time he composed his Sixth Symphony. In 1910, he returned to Europe, where he served as conductor of the Royal Opera House in London and the Paris Opera.

Mahler’s health began to decline in the early 1920s, and he died of a heart attack on May 18, 1911, at the age of 50.

During his lifetime, Mahler was widely regarded as one of the greatest conductors and composers of his day. His symphonies are among the most performed works in the classical repertoire. Mahler’s net worth at the time of his death was estimated to be $2 million.

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Full NameGustav Mahler
DiedMay 18, 1911, Vienna, Austria
Height1.63 m
ProfessionConductor, Film Score Composer, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 1
EducationUniversity of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, University of Vienna, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 1


SpouseAlma Mahler
ChildrenAnna Mahler, María Mahler, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 1
ParentsMarie Herrmann, Bernard Mahler, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 1
SiblingsOtto Mahler, Justine Mahler, Isidor Mahler, Ernst Mahler, Leopoldine Mahler, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 1


MoviesTradition is the Handing on of Fire, not the Worship of Ashes

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1The Symphony is like the world. It must contain everything.
2I 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.


1Reportedly, actor Dirk Bogarde based his appearance and his portrayal in "Death in Venice" on Gustav Mahler.
2Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 383-384. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
3Two daughters with Alma Mahler, Maria Anna (1902-1907) and Anna Justina (1904-1988).



Irreversible2002writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D Major - Adagio" - as Mahler
Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary2002"Symphony #1 excerpts", "Symphony #2 excerpts"
Le pornographe2001music: "SYMPHONIE No7 Finale et SYMPHONIE No9" - as G. Mahler
Waterboys2001music: "SYMPHONY NO.5 IN C-SHARP MINOR -- 4th MOVEMENT"
Elegiya dorogi2001Documentary writer: "Unknown musical piece"
Eden2001/Iwriter: "Langsam schleppend wie ein Naturlaut Symphony n°1"
Six Feet Under2001TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bride of the Wind2001writer: "Rückert-Lieder: No. 5, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen"
Tod Browning and Lon Chaney2000TV Movie documentary writer: "Symphony N°5"
Under the Sand2000music: "Symphonie no 2 en do mineur - Résurrection" - as G.Mahler
Before Night Falls2000writer: "Adagietto, Sehr Langsam" from Mahler's Symphony No. 5
Timecode2000writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto"
Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes2000"Symphonie N°4 en sol majeur"
Hamlet2000writer: "Symphony #1, Titan-Langsam Schleppend"
Paragraph 1752000Documentary writer: "Symphony No. 5"
My Neighbors the Yamadas1999music: "Symphony No. 1 in D Major Titan - 4th Movement", "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor, 1st Movement"
Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert1999TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Star Trek: Voyager1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Beware of My Love1998writer: "Symphonie n°5 adagietto"
La vida en el aire1998TV Series writer - 1 episode
Stiff Upper Lips1998"Adagietto"
Sitcom1998music: "Symphoniie no 1 Feirlich II", "Symphonie no. 3 Langsam", "Symphonie no. 4 Ruhevoll I" - as G. Mahler
Velvet Goldmine1998writer: "Symphony No. 6 in A Minor"
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train1998writer: "Adagio de la Symphonie n.10"
The Well1997writer: "Liebst Du Um Schönheit Rückert Leider", "Symphony No 2. In C Minor 4th Movement - Urlicht"
Telo bez duse1996Documentary writer: "Symphony 5 - Adagietto"
Hana yori dango1996TV Series writer: "Symphony No.5, Part III: IV. Adagietto"
Lust och fägring stor1995music: "Symphony No. 5" Adagietto, "Kindertotenlieder" - as Mahler
The Ren & Stimpy Show1994TV Series music - 1 episode
Felidae1994"Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'"
Grange Hill1994TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tikhiye stranitsy1994writer: "Kindertotenlieder"
Cheers1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
Husbands and Wives1992writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D 'Andante Comodo'" 1909-10
Lektionen in Finsternis1992Documentary writer: "Symphony No. 2"
Rubin and Ed1991writer: "Symphony #1 in D Minor"
Scorchers1991writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto"
Sunday Pursuit1990Short music: "Symphony No.5 in C Sharp Minor" - uncredited
Death in Brunswick1990writer: "Symphony No. 5: Adagietto" - as Mahler
Alligator Eyes1990writer: "GUSTAV MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN C MINOR"
Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator1989"Symphony Number 1"
Another Woman1988writer: "Symphony No.4 in G Major" 1901
The Music Teacher1988writer: "Symphonie No 4, 1. Ruhevoll", "Von der Jugend", "Um mitternacht" from "Ruckert-Lieder: No. 5
Latvoilta jokisuulle1988Documentary writer: "Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur", "Sinfonie Nr. 5 cis-Moll", "Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur", "Sinfonie Nr. 3 d-Moll"
Permanent Record1988writer: "Symphony No. 5, Adagietto"
Bright Lights, Big City1988writer: "Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgehn" from "Kindertotenlieder"
Isoäidin kuolema1986TV Movie writer: "Der Abschied"
Year of the Dragon1985writer: "Resurrection Symphony #2 Fifth Movement"
El Norte1983"Symphony #4"
M*A*S*H1983TV Series writer - 1 episode
Toute une nuit1982writer: "Kindertotenlieder"
Cosmos1980TV Mini-Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Mystique1979writer: "Songs on the Death of Children" - uncredited
In a Year with 13 Moons1978writer: "Symphony No. 5 - 4. Adagietto"
Zwischen zwei Kriegen1978writer: "Lied von der Erde"
Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas1978writer: "Symphony No. 1"
Libertad provisional1976writer: "Symphony No. 1"
Mr. Klein1976writer: "Kindertotenlieder - Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgehn"
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard1976TV Mini-Series music - 1 episode
The Marriage1976writer: "9th Symphony"
Lotte in Weimar1975"1st Movement from Symphony No.6 in a minor"
Dixon of Dock Green1975TV Series writer - 1 episode
Karl May1974writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G major", "Symphony No. 2 in C minor"
The Gambler1974as Mahler, "Symphony No. 1 in D"
Mahler1974writer: "The Mahler Symphonies"
Fall of Eagles1974TV Mini-Series "Trauermarsch", uncredited
The Public Eye1972music: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor" - uncredited
Death in Venice1971writer: "Adagietto From Symphony No.5", "Sehr Langsam Misterioso From Symphony No.3"
Four Ways to Say Farewell1971TV Movie music: "Symphony No. 9" excerpts
Alla ricerca di Tadzio1970TV Short documentary writer: "Symphony No. 4, 1st Movement"
The Honeymoon Killers1970writer: "Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 9"
Woman in Chains1968music: "Extraits de la 4ème Symphonie Symphony No. 4"
Journey to Jerusalem1968Documentary "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor Resurrection"
John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert1963TV Movie "Symphony No. 2" Resurrection
Voyage of Time: Life's Journey2016Documentary writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection""
In Search of Perfect Consonance2016Documentary writer: "Symphony No. 4"
Mozart in the Jungle2014-2015TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Fargo2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
Boardwalk Empire2010-2014TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Boys Like Us2014writer: "Symphonie N°5"
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)2014writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D", "Ich bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]"
Hannibal2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
5 to 72014writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, I.Trauermarsch"
The Trip to Italy2014writer: "Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]"
Ice Soldiers2013"Symphony #2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' IV: sehr feierlich, aber schlicht"
Inside Llewyn Davis2013writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G: IV. Sehr Behaglich - Wir Geniessen die Himmlischen Freuden"
Gloria2013/IIwriter: "Adiagietto de la 5ª Sinfonia"
Treppenwitz2012Short music: "Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'"
Orchestra of Exiles2012Documentary writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: 'Resurrection'"
The Artist and the Model2012writer: "Novena Sinfonía"
Kibô no kuni2012writer: "Adagio" movement from the unfinished 10th"
Perception2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Laurence Anyways2012music: "Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'"
Colburn Concert Series2012TV Series documentary music - 1 episode
Yossi2012writer: "Mahler Symphony Nr 5 in C sharp minor - IV Adagietto"
Ultrasonic Nativity2012Short music: "Symphony No. 2, Ressurection: Primeval Light", "Excerpt from Symphony No. 4"
Great PerformancesTV Series 1 episode, 2009 music - 1 episode, 2011
Banda sonora2008-2011TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Koi no tsumi2011writer: "Symphony No 5 in C Sharp minior - IV. Adagietto"
The Tree of Life2011writer: "Symphony No. 1"
The Simpsons2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tsumetai nettaigyo2010writer: "Symphony No. 1 In D Major"
Mahler on the Couch2010writer: "Symphony 10 - First Movement", "Symphony 4 - Third Movement", "Symphony 5 - Fourth Movement"
Shutter Island2010writer: "QUARTET FOR PIANO AND STRINGS IN A MINOR" 1876
The Killer Inside Me2010writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor 'Resurrection'", "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen Rückert-Lieder"
Snow White2009TV Movie "Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D major: II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers", "Symphony No. 9 in D: IV. Adagio Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend", "Andante", "Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck", "Im tempo des scherzo", "Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich", "Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen", "Sehr langsam: O Mensch! Gib acht! - Partie II", "Scherzo Kräftig, nicht zu schnell"
Misfits2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dennis Nilsen: Gr2009TV Movie documentary writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor: IV Adagietto" - as Mahler
Le citt2009Documentary short "Sinfonia No. 5 - Adagietto"
Io sono l'amore2009writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G Major, 4th Movement Sehr behaglich"
Good2008writer: "Decorator's Song - Ging Heut Morgens über's feld" from Songs of a Wayfarer, "Caretakers' Song - Rheinlegendchen" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, "Film Crew's Song - Die Zwei Blauen Augen" from Songs of a Wayfarer, "Party VIPs' Song - Revelge" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, "The Jews' Song - Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, 4th movement", "Concentration Camp Band - Symphony No. 1 in D Major, 3rd movement"
Come diventai Alida Valli2008Documentary "Adagietto From Symphony No.5"
Of Time and the City2008Documentary writer: "Symphony No.2 in C minor - Resurrection"
Le genou d'Artémide2008Short writer: "Das Lied von der Erde"
Flame and Citron2008writer: "From Symphony No. 3 in D Minor"
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music2007TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Sleeping Betty2007Short music: "Symphony No. 1"
In memoria di me2007writer: "Symphony No. 5 - IV. Adagetto"
How Music Works2006TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Ficció2006writer: "Symphony NR 3 in D Minor", "Symphony NR 5 in C Sharp Minor Adagietto"
One Symphony Place: A World Premiere Live from Music City2006TV Movie writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection" "Movement IV: Urlicht", "Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection" "Movement V: Scherzo"
Children of Men2006music: "Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n"
Vilniaus getas2006writer: "Adagietto from The 5th Symphony" fragments
Suite Dreams2006writer: "3rd Movement from Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'"
Kamyu nante shiranai2005writer: "Adagietto"
Mana: Beyond Belief2004Documentary "Symphony No. 7"
Letters of Service2004Short writer: "Symphony No. 1 in D Major"
Drakengard2003Video Game writer: "Symphony No.5"
Coffee and Cigarettes2003writer: "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen I Have Lost Track of the World"
Bumer2003writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor"
Last Dance2002Documentary writer: "Songs to Poems from Des Knaben Wunderhorn"


All-Star Orchestra2013TV Series 1 episode
Keeping Score2011TV Series documentary 1 episode
Májusi zápor2009TV Movie as Mahler
Au milieu de l'orchestre2009TV Movie documentary
Love Song2008Short
Habana - Arte nuevo de hacer ruinas2006Documentary
Gustav Mahler - Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen2005Video
Elegiya dorogi2001Documentary
Kázání rybám1998TV Mini-Series international version
Great Composers1997TV Series documentary 1 episode
The Windows1996Short
Ça se passe en Équateur1994Short
Adolf Dietrich, Kunstmaler 1877 - 19571991Documentary
À force de partir, je suis resté chez moi1990TV Short
Mezi svetlem a tmou1990Documentary short
Czlowiek srodka1988Video documentary short
The Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler1985Video documentary
Variace na téma Gustava Mahlera1980Documentary short
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 91972TV Movie
Death in Venice1971

Music Department

Another Wannabe Model2015Short music by
A Flower2015/IShort music
Modus Operandi2014Short composer: additional music
Om de wereld in 50 concerten2014Documentary featured music
La lontananza nostalgica utopica futura2014Short
Povratak posljednjeg2014Documentary stock music
Ataraxia2013/IIShort composer: theme music: Sinfonía No. 2
Hölderlin-Fragmente2009Short composer: stock music
József és testvérei - Jelenetek a parasztbibliából2004composer: stock music
Merci pour le Chocolat2000composer: additional music - as Mahler
Povinnost1998TV Mini-Series documentary composer: song "Nun seh' ich wohl, warum so dunkle Flammen" from "Kindertotenlieder"
Denk ich an Deutschland - Das Wispern im Berg der Dinge1997TV Movie documentary non original music
Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh1995Documentary composer: song "Wenn dein Mütterlein tritt zur Tür herein" from "Kindertotenlieder"
Freek de Jonge: De goeroe & de dissident1990TV Special documentary stock music
Võõra nime all1986TV Movie composer: additional music
The Book of Mary1986Short composer: stock music - as Mahler
Inferno (Pakao)1985Documentary short composer: stock music
Bernstein on Mahler1985TV Movie documentary composer: selected works
Gustav Mahler: Symphonie Nr. 81975TV Movie documentary music by

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