One of the greatest Austrian composers is still very present even though 2011 was the 100th anniversary of his death. Nevertheless, Mahler’s songs and symphonies remain present in theaters and opera houses.
Gustav Mahler was born into a poor Jewish family in the town of Kalište in Bohemia on 7th July 1860. Mahler's considerable musical talents, which he employed both as composer and conductor, were surpassed only by his ambition.
Austria and culture are an inseparable unit, and the cultural programme is accordingly packed to the brim. Here is a selection of this year's top events that should undoubtedly not be missed when visiting Austria.