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Gustav Mahler (1860–1911)

Gustav Mahler is largely considered one of the most talented symphonic composers of the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. His musical output comprised mainly of symphonic and song cycles requiring mammoth orchestras and often choruses. Sadly, Mahler never experienced popularity as a composer during his lifetime, not nearly as much as ... See full bio »

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 2017 Song to Song (writer: "Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection")
 2016/III Turn Around (Short) (writer: "Quartet for Piano and Strings")
 2016 Rules Don't Apply (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor - Adagietto", "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor - 4. Adagietto Sehr Langsam")
 2016 Voyage of Time: Life's Journey (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor ("Resurrection")")
 2016 In Search of Perfect Consonance (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 4")
 2014-2015 Mozart in the Jungle (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Stern Papa (2015) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 1 IN D Major 'Titan': III. Feierlich Und Gemessen", "Symphony No. 1 In D Major 'Titan': III. Feierlich Und Gemessen" - uncredited)
- Fifth Chair (2014) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 8 in E-Flat Major" - uncredited)
 2015 Fargo (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Fear and Trembling (2015) ... (writer: "Das Lied von der Erde")
 2015 Francofonia (Documentary) (writer: "Kindertotenlieder")
 2014 Naeildo kantabille (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lesson 9 (2014) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection,' 5th movement: Im Tempo des Scherzos")
 2010-2014 Boardwalk Empire (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Eldorado (2014) ... (writer: "Symphony #1 Titan: Langsam Schleppend" - uncredited)
- Paris Green (2010) ... (writer: "Kindertotenlieder : I. Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgehn!" - uncredited)
 2014 Boys Like Us (writer: "Symphonie N°5")
 2014 Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D", "Ich bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]")
 2014 Marie's Story (writer: "Rückert-Lieder: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen")
 2014 Hannibal (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Naka-Choko (2014) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto" - uncredited)
 2014 5 to 7 (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C-Sharp Minor, I.Trauermarsch")
 2014 The Trip to Italy (writer: "Mahler: Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen [Rückert-Lieder]")
 2013 Ice Soldiers ("Symphony #2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' IV: sehr feierlich, aber schlicht")
 2013 Vannin' (Documentary) (writer: "Mahler - Symphony no. 5, I. Trauermarsch")
 2013 Inside Llewyn Davis (writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G: IV. Sehr Behaglich - Wir Geniessen die Himmlischen Freuden")
 2013/II Gloria (writer: "Adiagietto de la 5ª Sinfonia")
 2012 Treppenwitz (Short) (music: "Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'")
 2012 Orchestra of Exiles (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor: 'Resurrection'")
 2012 Karpov (TV Series) (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto")
 2012 The Artist and the Model (writer: "Novena Sinfonía")
 2012 Kibô no kuni (writer: "Adagio" movement from the unfinished 10th")
 2012 Perception (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Pilot (2012) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 1" - uncredited)
 2012 Laurence Anyways (music: "Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'")
 2012 Colburn Concert Series (TV Series documentary) (music - 1 episode)
- Colburn Orchestra Live Performance Conducted by Gerard Schwarz - Takemitsu and Mahler (2012) ... (music: "Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor" (1901-02))
 2012 Yossi (writer: "Mahler Symphony Nr 5 in C sharp minor - IV Adagietto")
 2012 Ultrasonic Nativity (Short) (music: "Symphony No. 2, Ressurection: Primeval Light", "Excerpt from Symphony No. 4")
 2012/III Silence (writer: "Symphony No. 9, Fourth Movement" - as Gustave Mahler)
 2012 Süskind (writer: "Das Lied von der Erde, part VI. Der Abschled" - as G. Mahler)
  Great Performances (TV Series) (1 episode, 2009) (music - 1 episode, 2011)
- A Concert for New York (2011) ... (music: Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection"))
- The Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Gala with Gustavo Dudamel (2009) ... ("Symphony No.I in D Major")
 2011 Elles (performer: "Symphony No. 2 C Minor. Resurrection: Part 2 Andante Moderato")
 2008-2011 Banda sonora (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #7.5 (2011) ... (writer: "4t. Moviment 5a. Simfonia")
- Episode #4.8 (2008) ... (writer: "Simfonia nº 5")
 2011 Koi no tsumi (writer: "Symphony No 5 in C Sharp minior - IV. Adagietto")
 2011 The Tree of Life (writer: "Symphony No. 1")
 2011 The Simpsons (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Scorpion's Tale (2011) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 1, 1st Movement" - uncredited)
 2010 Tsumetai nettaigyo (writer: "Symphony No. 1 In D Major")
 2010 Mahler on the Couch (writer: "Symphony 10 - First Movement", "Symphony 4 - Third Movement", "Symphony 5 - Fourth Movement")
 2010 L'enfant prodige (writer: "Symphony #2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' IV: sehr feierlich, aber schlicht")
 2010 Shutter Island (writer: "QUARTET FOR PIANO AND STRINGS IN A MINOR" (1876))
 2010 The Killer Inside Me (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C Minor 'Resurrection'", "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (Rückert-Lieder)")
 2009 Snow White (TV Movie) ("Mahler: Symphony No.9 In D major: II. Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers", "Symphony No. 9 in D: IV. Adagio (Sehr langsam und noch zurückhaltend)", "Andante", "Allegro maestoso. Mit durchaus ernstem und feierlichem Ausdruck", "Im tempo des scherzo", "Andante moderato. Sehr gemächlich", "Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen", "Sehr langsam: O Mensch! Gib acht! - Partie II", "Scherzo (Kräftig, nicht zu schnell)")
 2009 Misfits (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (2009) ... (writer: "Symphony Number 2 In C Minor" - uncredited)
 2009 Dennis Nilsen: Gràdh a' Bhàis? (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor: IV Adagietto" - as Mahler)
 2009 Le città dell'oro (Documentary short) ("Sinfonia No. 5 - Adagietto")
 2009 Io sono l'amore (writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G Major, 4th Movement Sehr behaglich")
 2008 Good (writer: "Decorator's Song - Ging Heut Morgens über's feld" from Songs of a Wayfarer, "Caretakers' Song - Rheinlegendchen" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, "Film Crew's Song - Die Zwei Blauen Augen" from Songs of a Wayfarer, "Party VIPs' Song - Revelge" from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, "The Jews' Song - Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, 4th movement", "Concentration Camp Band - Symphony No. 1 in D Major, 3rd movement")
 2008 Come diventai Alida Valli (Documentary) ("Adagietto From Symphony No.5")
 2008 Le genou d'Artémide (Short) (writer: "Das Lied von der Erde")
 2008 Of Time and the City (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No.2 in C minor - Resurrection")
 2008 Flame & Citron (writer: "From Symphony No. 3 in D Minor")
 2007 Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 ... (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor")
 2007 Sleeping Betty (Short) (music: "Symphony No. 1")
 2007 In memoria di me (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - IV. Adagetto")
 2006 How Music Works (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Melody (2006) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 4")
 2006 Ficció (writer: "Symphony NR 3 in D Minor", "Symphony NR 5 in C Sharp Minor Adagietto")
 2006 One Symphony Place: A World Premiere Live from Music City (TV Movie) (writer: "Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection" ("Movement IV: Urlicht"), "Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection" ("Movement V: Scherzo"))
 2006 Children of Men (music: "Kindertotenlieder: Nun will die Sonn' so hell aufgeh'n")
 2006 Vilniaus getas (writer: "Adagietto from The 5th Symphony" (fragments))
 2006 Suite Dreams (writer: "3rd Movement from Symphony No.2 'Resurrection'")
 2005 Kamyu nante shiranai (writer: "Adagietto")
 2004 Mana: Beyond Belief (Documentary) ("Symphony No. 7")
 2004 Letters of Service (Short) (writer: "Symphony No. 1 in D Major")
 2003 Drakengard (Video Game) (writer: "Symphony No.5")
 2003 Coffee and Cigarettes (writer: "Ich Bin der Welt Abhanden Gekommen (I Have Lost Track of the World)")
 2003 Bumer (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor")
 2002 Last Dance (Documentary) (writer: "Songs to Poems from Des Knaben Wunderhorn")
 2002 Irreversible (writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D Major - Adagio" - as Mahler)
 2002 Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary ("Symphony #1 (excerpts)", "Symphony #2 (excerpts)")
 2001 Le pornographe (music: "SYMPHONIE No7 (Finale) et SYMPHONIE No9" - as G. Mahler)
 2001 Waterboys (music: "SYMPHONY NO.5 IN C-SHARP MINOR -- 4th MOVEMENT")
 2001 Elegiya dorogi (Documentary) (writer: "Unknown musical piece")
 2001/I Eden (writer: "Langsam schleppend wie ein Naturlaut Symphony n°1")
 2001 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The New Person (2001) ... (writer: "The Drinking Song")
 2001 Bride of the Wind (writer: "Rückert-Lieder: No. 5, Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen")
 2000 Tod Browning and Lon Chaney (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Symphony N°5")
 2000 Under the Sand (music: "Symphonie no 2 en do mineur - Résurrection" - as G.Mahler)
 2000 Before Night Falls (writer: "Adagietto, Sehr Langsam" from Mahler's Symphony No. 5)
 2000 Timecode (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto")
 2000 Gouttes d'eau sur pierres brûlantes ("Symphonie N°4 en sol majeur")
 2000 Hamlet (writer: "Symphony #1, Titan-Langsam Schleppend")
 2000 Paragraph 175 (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 5")
 1999 My Neighbors the Yamadas (music: "Symphony No. 1 in D Major (Titan - 4th Movement)", "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor, 1st Movement")
 1999 Österreich - Unser Jahrhundert (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Große Kunst im kleinen Land (1999) ... (writer: "Sinfonie Nr. 1")
 1998 Star Trek: Voyager (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Counterpoint (1998) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 1 in D major" - uncredited)
 1998 Beware of My Love (writer: "Symphonie n°5 adagietto")
 1998 La vida en el aire (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1998) ... (writer: "Adagietto de la 5.º sinfonía")
 1998 Stiff Upper Lips ("Adagietto")
 1998 Sitcom (music: "Symphoniie no 1 (Feirlich II)", "Symphonie no. 3 (Langsam)", "Symphonie no. 4 (Ruhevoll I)" - as G. Mahler)
 1998 Velvet Goldmine (writer: "Symphony No. 6 in A Minor")
 1998 Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (writer: "Adagio de la Symphonie n.10")
 1997 The Well (writer: "Liebst Du Um Schönheit (Rückert Leider)", "Symphony No 2. In C Minor (4th Movement) - Urlicht")
 1996 Telo bez duse (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony 5 - Adagietto")
 1996 Boys Over Flowers (TV Series) (writer: "Symphony No.5, Part III: IV. Adagietto")
 1995 Lust och fägring stor (music: "Symphony No. 5" (Adagietto), "Kindertotenlieder" - as Mahler)
 1995 Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau: La voix de l'âme (TV Movie) (music: "Fischpredigt", "Lieder der deutschen Romantik", "Kindertotenlieder" - as Mahler)
 1995 Kleptomania (writer: "Sinfonie No. 2 C-Moll")
 1994 The Ren & Stimpy Show (TV Series) (music - 1 episode)
- Magical Golden Singing Cheeses/Hard Day's Luck (1994) ... (music: "Symphony No 7 In E Minor V Rondo Finale Tempo 1 (Allegro Ordinario)" - uncredited)
 1994 Felidae ("Symphony No. 2 'Resurrection'")
 1994 Grange Hill (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #17.18 (1994) ... (writer: "Mahler's Symphony #1")
 1994 Tikhiye stranitsy (writer: "Kindertotenlieder")
 1993 Cheers (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Rebecca Gaines, Rebecca Loses (1993) ... (writer: "Kindertotenlieder (Songs on the Death of Children)" - uncredited)
 1992 Lorenzo's Oil (writer: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor" - as Mahler)
 1992 Husbands and Wives (writer: "Symphony No. 9 in D ('Andante Comodo')" (1909-10))
 1992 Lektionen in Finsternis (Documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 2")
 1991 Rubin and Ed (writer: "Symphony #1 in D Minor")
 1991 Scorchers (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - Adagietto")
 1990 Sunday Pursuit (Short) (music: "Symphony No.5 in C Sharp Minor" - uncredited)
 1990 Death in Brunswick (writer: "Symphony No. 5: Adagietto" - as Mahler)
 1990 Alligator Eyes (writer: "GUSTAV MAHLER: SYMPHONY NO. 2 IN C MINOR")
 1989 Stuff Stephanie in the Incinerator ("Symphony Number 1")
 1988 Another Woman (writer: "Symphony No.4 in G Major" (1901))
 1988 The Music Teacher (writer: "Symphonie No 4, 1. Ruhevoll", "Von der Jugend", "Um mitternacht" (from "Ruckert-Lieder: No. 5))
 1988 Latvoilta jokisuulle (Documentary) (writer: "Sinfonie Nr. 4 G-Dur", "Sinfonie Nr. 5 cis-Moll", "Sinfonie Nr. 1 D-Dur", "Sinfonie Nr. 3 d-Moll")
 1988 Permanent Record (writer: "Symphony No. 5, Adagietto")
 1988 Bright Lights, Big City (writer: "Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgehn" from "Kindertotenlieder")
 1986 Isoäidin kuolema (TV Movie) (writer: "Der Abschied")
 1985 Year of the Dragon (writer: "Resurrection Symphony #2 (Fifth Movement)")
 1983 El Norte ("Symphony #4")
 1983 M*A*S*H (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Friends and Enemies (1983) ... (writer: "Kindertotenlieder - I. (Nun will de Sonn' so hell aufgehn)")
 1982 Demonios en el jardín (writer: "Wenn dein Mmütterlein" - as G. Mahler)
 1982 Toute une nuit (writer: "Kindertotenlieder")
 1980 Cosmos (TV Mini-Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue (1980) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 2 ('Resurrection'), Mvmts. 4 and 5" - uncredited)
 1979 Mystique (writer: "Songs on the Death of Children" - uncredited)
 1978 In a Year with 13 Moons (writer: "Symphony No. 5 - 4. Adagietto")
 1978 Zwischen zwei Kriegen (writer: "Lied von der Erde")
 1978 Oi tembelides tis eforis koiladas (writer: "Symphony No. 1")
 1976 Libertad provisional (writer: "Symphony No. 1")
 1976 Mr. Klein (writer: "Kindertotenlieder - Nun Will Die Sonn' So Hell Aufgehn")
 1976 The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard (TV Mini-Series) (music - 1 episode)
- The Twentieth Century Crisis (1976) ... (music: "Symphony No. 9 in D Major (Fourth Movement)")
 1976 The Marriage (writer: "9th Symphony")
 1975 Lotte in Weimar ("1st Movement from Symphony No.6 in a minor")
 1975 Dixon of Dock Green (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Target (1975) ... (writer: "Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer)" - uncredited)
 1974 Karl May (writer: "Symphony No. 4 in G major", "Symphony No. 2 in C minor")
 1974 The Gambler (as Mahler, "Symphony No. 1 in D")
 1974 Mahler (writer: "The Mahler Symphonies")
 1974 Fall of Eagles (TV Mini-Series) ("Trauermarsch", uncredited)
 1972 The Public Eye (music: "Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor" - uncredited)
 1971 Death in Venice (writer: "Sehr Langsam Misterioso from Symphony No.3", "Adagietto from Symphony No.5")
 1971 Four Ways to Say Farewell (TV Movie) (music: "Symphony No. 9" (excerpts))
 1970 Alla ricerca di Tadzio (TV Short documentary) (writer: "Symphony No. 4, 1st Movement")
 1970 The Honeymoon Killers (writer: "Symphonies Nos. 5, 6 & 9")
 1968 Woman in Chains (music: "Extraits de la 4ème Symphonie (Symphony No. 4)")
 1968 Journey to Jerusalem (Documentary) ("Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Resurrection)")
 1963 John F. Kennedy Memorial Concert (TV Movie) ("Symphony No. 2" (Resurrection))
 1961 Plaisir du théâtre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Les cochons d'Inde (1961) ... (writer: "Symphony No. 1 In D Major "Titan" II Kräftig Bewegt" - uncredited)
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Lorenzo's Oil (1992) - Soundtrack (Symphony No. 5 in C Sharp Minor-Adagietto)

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I am thrice homeless, as a native of Bohemia in Austria, as an Austrian among Germans, and as a Jew throughout the world. Everywhere an intruder, never welcomed. See more »


Two daughters with Alma Mahler, Maria Anna (1902-1907) and Anna Justina (1904-1988). See more »

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