Gustav Mahler

1860 - 1911

A Quote by Gustav Mahler on composer, music, and ineffable

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. 

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Contributed by: Nicole

A Quote by Gustav Mahler on transitions, art, conducting, life, and change

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

Contributed by: Siona

A Quote by Gustav Mahler on judaism, sons, and world

Born at Kaliste in Bohemia, the son of a Jewish peddler, Gustav Mahler described himself as: . . . three times homeless, a Bohemian in Austria, an Austrian among Germans and a Jew throughout the world, everywhere an intruder, never welcomed.

Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911)

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