Gustav Mahler, born in Kalitscht (Mähren) 07.07.1860, started his career at the age of 20 as a conductor. Even if he was famous in this respect he had little success as composer. His genius and creative music was not understood at that time. music examples:

--1. Symphony (Titan)
--2. Symphony
--3. Symphony

--4. Symphony
--5. Symphony
--6. Symphony

His first important composition, composed at the age of 24 years, was the Songcycle "Die Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen". Gustav Mahler has composed 10 Symphonies, but the 10th symphony was not completed when he died, far too early in 1911. Mahler was both respected and feared, but rarely loved. Only a few of his followers understood and admired his music.
I experience a world of grief and suffering when listening to Mahlers intense music.
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--7. Symphony
--8. Symphony
--9. Symphony
10. Symphony

Das Lied von der Erde
Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Das klagende Lied
Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen
The Norwegian soloist choir