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Gustav Mahler
(1860 - 1911)

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1860 Born 7 July, in Kaliste, Bohemia (the Czech republic); the son of a shopkeeper
1875 Enters Vienna Conservatory; also studies philosophy at Vienna University
1880 Completes first significant work, Das klagende Lied
1888 Appointed chief conductor of the Budapest Opera
1891 Becomes chief conductor at the Hamburg Opera
1897 Converts from Judaism to Christianity, is appointed musical director of the Vienna Court Opera
1902 Marries pianist Alma Schindler
1907 First signs of heart disease; death of his 4 year old daughter
1908 Makes his American debut, conducting Tristan at the New York Metropolitan Opera
1911 Dies, sick and exhausted, 18 May, in Vienna
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