Gustav Mahler, photographed in 1907 at the end o his period as director o the Vienna Hofoper
Gustav Mahler (German: [ˈmaːlɐ]; 7 Julie 1860, Kaliště in Bohemie, nou Czech Republic – 18 Mey 1911, Vienna in Austrick-Hungary) wis an Austrick late-Romantic componer, an ane o the leadin conductors o his generation. As a componer he actit as a brig atween the 19t century Austro-German tradeetion an the modrenism o the early 20t century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor wis established beyond quaistien, his ain muisic gained wide popularity anerly efter periods o relative neglect which includit a ban on its performance in much o Europe during the Nazi era. Efter 1945 his composeetions war rediscovered an championed bi a new generation o listeners; Mahler then acame ane o the maist frequently performed an recordit o aw componers, a poseetion he haes susteened intae the 21st century.