In his 2nd Symphony, premiered in 1895 after a seven-year gestation period, Gustav Mahler combined different work concepts which he had previously tried out in various independent compositions: the 1st movement with the original title "Todtenfeier" was conceived as a symphonic poem, the 3rd movement is based on the original song for voice and ... Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860 – 18 May 1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. He was born in the village of Kalischt, Bohemia, in what was then Austria-Hungary. Buy Piano Transcriptions (Piano) ed. Vyacheslav Gryaz at jwpepper.com. Piano Sheet Music. 9 transcriptions, from Glinkas Valse-Fantaisie to th Download and Print Adagietto from Symphony No.5 (4th Movement) sheet music for Easy Piano by Gustav Mahler in the range of A2-A5 from Sheet Music Direct. Gustav Mahler Biography. Gustav Mahler (Redirected from Mahler) Gustav Mahler (July 7, 1860 - May 18, 1911) was best known in his own time as one of the leading Austrian conductors of his day, but is now remembered as an important composer linking the late 19th century with the Modern musical period, particularly for his vast symphonies and his symphonic song cycle, Das Lied von der Erde.