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The World's Greatest Music
Gustav Mahler's life and music was not short of incident and controversy - find out why with our handy facts gallery.
Following the devastating impact of the First World War, Mahler's emotionally potent soundscapes were perceived by some as out of kilter with the general mood of the times. Leonard Bernstein, a big fan, would often like to claim he renewed interest in the composer from 1960 onwards.
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