Often regarded as the last great composer in the Austro-Germanic tradition, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) exerted a major influence on 20th-century music; his later work in particular affected the musical ideas of such composers as Arnold Schoenberg, Dimitri Shostakovich, Alban Berg and Benjamin Britten.
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Author Biography - Gustav Mahler
Austrian composer and conductor Gustav Mahler (1860 1911) wrote chiefly symphonies and Lieder. Late Romantic in style, his tempestuous works reflect the anxious mood of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. Because of his Jewish roots, the composer'smusic was suppressed by the Nazis but has enjoyed a steady revival over the past five decades."