Gustav Mahler

Symphony No. 9

Biography

  • Born in the Romantic Period
  • Born on July 7, 1860
  • Died in Vienna 1911
  • Born in the Czech Republic
  • Lived in the Bohemian village of Kalište
  • Studied at the Vienna Conservatory from 1875 - 1878
  • Son of an Austrian Jewish tavern keeper
  • Grew up with lots of tension between parents
  • Musical talent was recognized from the age of 4
  • Lots of racial tension
  • Gave out lots of tasks

Career

  • Created 9 symphonies and died while completing his 10th
  • His music wasn't recognized until 50 years after his death
  • At the age of 37 he became the director of the Vienna Court Opera (1897)
  • In 1909 he became conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York

The Music

  • The 9th symphony was the last symphony completed by Gustav Mahler
  • Began working on the symphony in 1909
  • Played by an orchestra
  • The song is slow but powerful
  • No common use

Deutsche Grammophon

Gustavo Dudamel: Mahler's Symphony No.9 in D, 4. Adagio by Deutsche Grammophon

Bibliography

"Gustav Mahler." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 23 Apr. 2015.


"Gustav Mahler." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2015. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://school.eb.com/levels/middle/article/275617#>.


Steinberg, Michael. "Mahler: Symphony No. 9 in D Major." San Francisco Symphony. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Apr. 2015. <http://www.sfsymphony.org/Watch-Listen-Learn/Read-Program-Notes/Program-Notes/MAHLER-Symphony-No-9-in-D-major.aspx>.