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Gustav Mahler House

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  • Leipzig
  • Venue, Entertainment

Built in 1865, the villa served the composer Gustav Mahler as a residence in 1887 and 1888. He composed parts of his first and second symphonies.

As Arthur Nikisch's successor, the young Gustav Mahler (1860 - 1911) took over the position of second conductor at the Leipzig Stadttheater, newly opened in 1868. Wagner's "Tannhäuser", von Weber's "Freischütz", Beethoven's "Fidelio" and Halévy's "Die Jüdin" were performed with great success thanks to him.

Mahler also attracted a lot of attention beyond the city limits, e.g. with the opera "Die drei Pintos" by Carl Maria von Weber, which he completed. The final version was premièred in January 1888 under Mahler's direction at the Leipzig Theatre.

Mahler not only cultivated an artistic relationship with von Weber's family, but also a friendship. Motivated by his work, he finished his 1st symphony in March 1888. But due to disagreements at the theatre, tensions in the ensemble and opposition to Mahler, the composer left the city of Leipzig a few months later. The Gustav Mahler House is located on Gustav Adolf Straße 12 in Leipzig's Waldstraßenviertel and can now be booked for digital and hybrid meetings. Thus, there are 7 individual, modern conference rooms, which are available for meetings and as a co-working space.

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Gustav Mahler House
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 12
04105 Leipzig - Zentrum-West

Contact person

Mr. Patrick Moll
Gustav-Adolf-Straße 12
04105 Leipzig

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Phone: +49 341 / 22387320
Mobile: +49 175 / 5818857

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