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"Gustav Mahler's music was never very popular in his lifetime. Mahler predicted, however, that "my time will come." His time has come indeed."
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Mahler was born in 1860 in what is now the Czech republic. He died in which year?
Mahler's genius did not lie exclusively with his symphonies. He was also a gifted composer of songs. Which of the following song cycles was not composed by him?
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesselen
Das Knaben Wunderhorn
Mahler was famous in his lifetime for his brilliance as a conductor. In which of the following cities did he not conduct?
New York City
Many of Mahler's symphonies have acquired nicknames. Which of the following symphonies is also known as the "Resurrection?"
Mahler married a woman who was a pianist and composer in her own right. What is her first name?
Probably the most charming and atypical of Mahler's symphonies is this one. It features, in the last movement, a soprano who sings of the delights that await us in heaven.
Mahler's music was basically ignored after his death. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, however, a Mahler revival arose and placed his music to its rightful stature. Two conductors led this revival: one was Mahler's friend Bruno Walter. The other was a great American conductor who was music director of the New York Philharmonic. Name him.
Michael Tilson Thomas
Mahler's "Das Lied von der Erde" is a combination symphony and song cycle. What is the original language from which the poems in this cycle were derived?
Mahler considered his "Symphony of a Thousand" to be his finest work. What number is this symphony?
Symphony # 9
Symphony # 5
Symphony # 8
Mahler was particularly renowned as a conductor of opera. Which opera company did he conduct in the last years of his life?
Royal Opera Covent Garden, London
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Teatro La Fenice, Venice
San Francisco Opera
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