Mahler, Alma

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Alma Mahler, daughter of painter Emil Jakob Schindler and singer Anna Bergen, grew up in Vienna, studied music, and married composer Gustav Mahler. After his death in 1911, she married architect Walter Gropius in 1915. She and writer Franz Werfel fled Nazi Germany in 1937 for France and settled in California in 1940.

From the description of Alma Mahler's birthday book, 1949. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 48912134

Born Alma Maria Schindler, Alma Mahler was married to the composer Gustav Mahler, the architect Walter Gropius, and the author Franz Werfel. Editor of Die Welt and a life-long friend of Franz Werfel, Willy Haas assisted Alma with the German edition of her autobiography, Mein Leben.

From the description of Alma Mahler letters, ca. 1939-1961, to Willy Haas. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 190559791

Wife of Gustav Mahler.

From the description of Autograph note signed : [n.p., Vienna?, n.d.], to Gustili [i.e. Gustav Mahler], [n.d.]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581545

From the description of Autograph letter signed and typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 11 March [n.y.] and 3 October 1964, to Wolfgang Rosé, [n.y.] Mar. 11 and 1964 Oct. 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270581549

From the description of Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 26 December 1935, to an unidentified recipient, 1935 Dec. 26. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270873533

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referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Mahler-Werfel papers, ca. 1880-2004 (bulk 1898-1975). University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Walter Slezak papers, 1905-1983 The New York Public Library. Billy Rose Theatre Division.
referencedIn Felix Guggenheim papers, 1941-1976 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. [Das klagende Lied]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. [Drafts of the Symphony no. 3]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Ludwig Marcuse papers, Bulk, 1933-1950, 1925-1984 USC Libraries Special Collections
referencedIn Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Autograph letters signed (5), dated : New York, Munich [and n.p.], 1908[-1910], to Karl [Moll], 1908-1910. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Monson, Karen. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1980. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Steuermann, Clara,. Interview conducted by Ellis Kohs, Jan. 20, 1977 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Bruno Walter papers, ca. 1887-ca. 1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
referencedIn Serge Koussevitzky Archive, 1920-1976, (bulk 1924-1951) Music Division Library of Congress
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonie Nr. IV (Humoreske) / [Gustav Mahler]. Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, The Main Library
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. "Das irdische Leben" / aus des "Knaben Wunderhorn" (Nro 6) / von / Gustav Mahler. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Jack Diether collection of sound recordings [sound recording], 1967-1984 The New York Public Library. Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound.
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1937-1963. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. V. Symphonie / für grosses Orchester / von / Gustav Mahler .... Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed and typewritten letter signed, dated : New York, 11 March [n.y.] and 3 October 1964, to Wolfgang Rosé, [n.y.] Mar. 11 and 1964 Oct. 3. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. "Tanzlegendchen" / (Aus "des Knaben Wunderhorn" Nro 9) / von / Gustav Mahler. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Franz Werfel Family Collection, undated, 1925-1947, bulk 1940-1944 Leo Baeck Institute.
referencedIn Guggenheim, Felix. Felix Guggenheim papers, 1941-1976. University of Southern California, USC Libraries
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. [Das Lied von der Erde]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974. Papers, 1908-1971 (bulk 1920-1930). New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hulda Lashanska papers, 1908-1971, 1920-1930 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. [Symphonies, no. 9. Sketches] : autograph manuscript, 1909. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. Autograph letter signed, dated : Oakland (Ca.), [1945], to [Alma Mahler], 1945. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. [Five selected songs] / Alma Mahler Werfel ; für Orchester gesetzt von Harold Byrus. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Letters, notecards, playbills and scores by musicians, 1833-1925. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Autograph letter signed, dated : New York, 26 December 1935, to an unidentified recipient, 1935 Dec. 26. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Franz Werfel Papers, 1910-1944 University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
referencedIn Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. 2. Symphonie : 4. Satz. Yale University Library
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Songs I-III / Alma Mahler ; orchestration Mufrida Bell. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Am Ufer / Partitur / Nro 4. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. [Four songs] [microform] / Alma Werfel Mahler. Brandeis University Library
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Des Antonius von Padua Fischpredigt : aus des "Knaben Wunderhorn" Nr. 8 / von Gustav Mahler : manuscript, 1893 Aug. 1. Harvard University, Houghton Library
creatorOf Slezak, Walter, 1902-1983. Walter Slekak papers, 1905-1983. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Autograph letters signed (8, one incomplete) and one autograph note, dated : Hamburg, Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main, [Toblach, and n.p.], 1904-[1909, and n.d.], to [Alma Mahler], 1904-[1909, and n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. Papers, 1910-1944. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Alma Mahler's birthday book, 1949. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Autograph envelope, postmarked : Hamburg, 9 March 1905, 1905 Mar. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Richard Aldrich papers, 1842-1956 (inclusive), 1883-1938 (bulk). Houghton Library.
creatorOf Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. Autograph postcards signed (3) and autograph letter signed, dated : Venice, [14 October 1929?], Villach, 4 September [1930?], [Velden?], and [n.p.], to his sister Smaragda Eger, 1929 Oct. 14 and 1934 May 11. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. Autograph letters signed (10), dated : Leoben, Mürzzuschlag, Mödling bei Wien [and n.p.], 1915-1924, to Herr [Alexander] von Zemlinsky, 1915 Nov. 7 and 1922 June 27. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962. The Bruno Walter papers, [ca. 1887-ca. 1966]. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Autograph letters signed (4) and autograph postal cards signed (2), dated : New York, [Toblach, and Tobelbad], [1908-1910, and n.d.], to Anna Moll, [1908-1910, and n.d.] and 1908 Mar. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Marcuse, Ludwig, 1894-1971. Ludwig Marcuse papers, 1925-1984 (bulk 1933-1950). University of Southern California, USC Libraries
referencedIn Franz Waxman Papers, 1922-1996 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
referencedIn Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. Walter and Ise Gropius papers, 1883-1981. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Alma Mahler letters, ca. 1939-1961, to Willy Haas. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn The Moldenhauer Archives at Harvard University: Correspondence, literary manuscripts, sound recordings, and other material, 1873-2001. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Cooke, Deryck. Correspondence with Eugene Ormandy, 1963-1972. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn The Bruno Walter papers, ca. 1887-ca. 1966 The New York Public Library. Music Division.
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. Symphonie No 5 / Gustav Mahler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. Kurt Wolff archive, 1907-1938. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Mahler, Alma, 1879-1964. Autograph note signed : [n.p., Vienna?, n.d.], to Gustili [i.e. Gustav Mahler], [n.d.]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. "Clavierquartett / 1.ter Satz / Gustav Mahler" : autograph manuscript, 1878?. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. Papers of Paul Bekker, 1906-1931. Library of Congress
creatorOf Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. IX. Symphonie / Gustav Mahler. Pierpont Morgan Library.
Role Title Holding Repository
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associatedWith Aldrich, Richard, 1863-1937 person
correspondedWith Bekker, Paul, 1882-1937. person
associatedWith Bell, Mufrida. person
associatedWith Berg, Alban, 1885-1935. person
associatedWith Byrus, Harold. person
associatedWith Cooke, Deryck. person
associatedWith Diether, Jack person
associatedWith Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars corporateBody
associatedWith Gropius, Walter, 1883-1969. person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix person
correspondedWith Guggenheim, Felix. person
associatedWith Haas, Willy, 1891-1973. person
associatedWith Kokoschka, Oskar, 1886-1980. person
correspondedWith Koussevitzky, Serge, 1874-1951 person
associatedWith Lashanska, Hulda, 1893-1974. person
associatedWith Mahler, Gustav, 1860-1911. person
associatedWith Marcuse, Ludwig, 1894-1971. person
associatedWith Mason, Daniel Gregory, 1873-1953 person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. person
correspondedWith Moldenhauer, Hans, collector. person
associatedWith Monson, Karen. person
associatedWith New York Public Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Rieser, Marianne person
associatedWith Rosé, Wolfgang, person
associatedWith Slezak, Walter, 1902-1983. person
associatedWith Steuermann, Clara, person
associatedWith Walter, Bruno, 1876-1962. person
associatedWith Waxman, Franz, 1906-1967 person
associatedWith Webern, Anton, 1883-1945. person
correspondedWith Werfel, Franz, 1890-1945. person
associatedWith Wolff, Kurt, 1887-1963. person
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Subject
Mahler, Gustav--1860-1911
Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra, Arranged--Scores
Songs with piano
Songs (Medium voice) with orchestra--Scores
Music--Manuscripts
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Person

Birth 1879-08-31

Death 1964-12-11

Austrians

English,

French,

German

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