Before you watch our Meet the Music Video, here are a few facts about Gustav Mahler:

Gustav Mahler composer portrait

Born:  7 July 1860 in Kaliště, Bohemia, Austrian Empire.

Died: 18 May 1911 in Vienna, Austria.

Gustav Mahler was an Austro-Bohemian Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer, he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century, he did this through progressive tonality and previously unused harmonies in his expansive symphonies.

Here we discuss Mahler’s Symphony No.1, which features in our Fearless Youth concert, led by Ion Marin on 11 December in Poole Lighthouse and on 12 December in Portsmouth Guildhall.