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[mah-ler] /ˈmɑ lər/
[goo s-tahf] /ˈgʊs tɑf/ (Show IPA),
1860–1911, Austrian composer and conductor, born in Bohemia. Unabridged
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  • Certain works of Richard Strauss and Mahler are examples in point.

    Music: An Art and a Language Walter Raymond Spalding
  • And Mahler without Bruckner would hardly have been possible.

    Ivory Apes and Peacocks James Huneker
  • "There are circumstances when it would be, I suppose," replied Mahler.

    The Everett massacre Walker C. Smith
  • If Mahler is not a great man, he is at least the silhouette of one.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • He was also, of all the masters, the one spiritually most akin to Mahler.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • There is all the wonderful solidity that Mahler, for instance, never achieved.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
  • For in poor Mahler's work we feel only the intention, rarely the achievement.

    Musical Portraits Paul Rosenfeld
British Dictionary definitions for Mahler


Gustav (ˈɡʊstaf). 1860–1911, Austrian composer and conductor, whose music links the romantic tradition of the 19th century with the music of the 20th century. His works include nine complete symphonies for large orchestras, the symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde (1908), and the song cycle Kindertotenlieder (1902)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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