Bernhard Mahler (1827-1889)
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Composers and their dads: famous fathers in classical music
14. Bernhard Mahler (1827-1889)
Bernhard Mahler, the son of a street pedlar, was a coachman and innkeeper. He noticed the young Mahler's musical talents, encouraging him to audition for the Vienna Conservatory, and supporting him when his academic results slipped.