Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. Aside from early works such as a movement from a piano quartet composed when he was a student in Vienna, Mahler's works are designed for large orchestral forces, symphonic choruses and operatic soloists.
Moritz Von Schwind’s illustration of the hunter’s funeral procession in an old book of fairy tales known to all children in South Germany. The animals of the forest escort the dead forester’s coffin to the grave” (Wright).
Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late Romantic composer, whose later Symphonies and Song Cycles gave a foretaste of modern atonality. His symphonies were on a grand scale, often lasting more than an hour and played by huge orchestras. He had a significant influence on later composers and his most popular piece is the Adagietto from his 5th symphony used in the movie "Death in Venice".