Gustav mahler 18601911 was an austrian composer and a master of the symphony who thought the symphony must be like the world. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century austro german tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century.
With robert powell georgina hale lee montague miriam karlin.
Mahler. Austrian composer and conductor of the vienna state opera house 1897 1907 whose completed works most notably das lied von der erde 1908 and symphony number 9 1909 are unrestricted by conventional musical forms. Robert powell as famed composer gustav mahler dons blackface and sings mammy at one point in ken russells maddening burlesque of his life. Mahler is a 1974 biographical film based on the life of austro bohemian composer gustav mahlerit was written and directed by ken russell for goodtimes enterprises and starred robert powell as gustav mahler and georgina hale as alma mahlerthe film was entered into the 1974 cannes film festival where it won the technical grand prize.
Mahlers lifetime spanned the most crucial period in musical history. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question his own music gained wide popularity. Composer gustav mahlers life told in a series of flashbacks as he and his wife discuss their failing marriage during a train journey.
Mahler mälər gustav 1860 1911. Gustav mahler 7 july 1860 18 may 1911 was a jewish bohemian austrian composer and conductor. Gustav mahler austrian jewish composer and conductor noted for his 10 symphonies and various songs with orchestra which drew together many different strands of romanticism.
18601911 austrian composer and. It must embrace everything. Directed by ken russell.
Framed by flashbacks during mahlers train journey. The best of gustav mahler 7 july 1860 18 may 1911 georg solti chicago symphony orchestra as a composer mahler acted as a bridge between the 19th century austro german tradition and the. Although his music was largely ignored for 50 years after his death mahler was later regarded as an important forerunner.
Mahler ˈmɑːlə n biography gustav ˈɡʊstaf. 7 july 1860 18 may 1911 was an austro bohemian romantic composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation.