07 Jul 1860 — 18 May 1911
Just the fact that this renowned Austrian composer and conductor used to occupy the most prestigious position every musician could only dream of says a lot. In due time Gustav Mahler became director of the famous Vienna Opera and managed to successfully guide it to becoming world’s leading opera house. He was the one to bridge the music of romanticism with that of modernism and the one to bring his unique style equally with the great five who preceded him – Beethoven, Wagner, Liszt, Schubert and Brahms.
Although one would probably not call Mahler’s music heritage as the richest, numerically (especially compared to other composers of the kind), he is still seen as a symphonic genius having composed 10 reputable symphonies. The Fourth Symphony is deemed as the one performed the biggest number of times. It’s the symphony genre where Mahler fully disclosed his originality stepping aside from the traditional format. On the other side of his repertoire stands the song – the second genre where he got expressed as a deep thinker.
It’s well-known that real popularity and recognition came to Mahler more than half a century after his death. Today we continue sharing and spreading his music legacy through a sheet music collection of his compositions. At this page you are going to find 284 works, including arrangements. Among them, 33 are free. All items are ready for downloading and printing and becoming a part of your music collection.