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Age50 (age at death)
Birthday 7 July, 1860
Birthplace Austria
Died 18 May, 1911
Place of Death Vienna, Lower Austria, Austria-Hungary
Height 5' 4" (163 cm)
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Nationality Austrian
Occupation Composer
Claim to Fame Das Lied von der Erde
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Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was an Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect, which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 his compositions were rediscovered by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century. In 2016, a BBC Music Magazine survey of 151 conductors ranked three of his symphonies in the top ten symphonies of all time.

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