Gustav Mahler´s Vienna

Musical universe of emotions and expressions

For more than half a century, Vienna was a kaleidoscope of geniuses, the germ of new movements that radically and irreversibly changed European art and thought. All of Europe succumbed to its fascinating creative radiance.

Among them Gustav Mahler, musical universe of emotions and expressions:

“Tradition does not consist in worshiping the ashes of past greatness but in protecting the flame of creation that is what leads us forward”


 Gustav Mahler

-Quartettsatz (Quartet movement with piano)

The empire of Francisco José: 

Sissi empress or vulnerability

-Das Klagende lied  (The Song of Lament)

Rodolfo and the Mayerling drama

The great buildings on the Ringstrasse, the World’s Fair and the Great Collapse

Strauss Waltzes and the Biedermeier

-Lieder aus der Jugendzeit (Youth songs)

The Rise of the Jews: Judaism and Anti-Semitism in Vienna.

Hans Makart and Gustav Klimt at the Burgtheater

-Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a fellow traveler)

Otto Wagner: from the free Renaissance to the art of building. The White Villa: Steinhof

-Symphony nº1 “Titán”

Karl Kraus’s “The Torch” and “The Last Days of Humanity”

-Symphony nº2  “Resurrection”

Hugo Hofmannsthal: the prodigious poet

-Songs about “Des Knabern Wunderhorn”

La Sezession: “At each time his art and at each art his freedom”

Symphony nº3 

The Patrons: The Wittgenstein House

Symphony nº4 

Viennese coffee and postcards by Peter Altenberg

Symphony nº5 

Sigmund Freud

-Rückert lieder 

The Secession of the Sezession: Gustav Klimt

Symphony nº6 “Trágica”

The eroticism of Arthur Schnitzler


Mahler and his Soul: Alma Schindler

Symphony nº7  

Egon Schiele

Symphony nº8  

Oskar Kokoschka

-Das lied von der erde (The Song of the Earth)

The houses of Adolf Loos

Yesterday’s World and Stefan Zweig

Symphony nº9

Joseph Roth and “The Crypt of the Capuchins”

Symphony nº10  

Ludwig Wittgenstein’s House

Robert Musil and Elias Canetti

Rainer Maria Rilke “Letters to a young poet”

 Freedom of the Spirit: Lou Andreas Salome and Loie Fuller



-The Second School of Vienna:

Arnold Schönberg’s Vienna

The idols of Alban and Helena Berg

Anton Webern

Classroom course:

10.00h: LAST SEATS

11.30h: SOLD OUT

Place: Yimby, Aurora Building (Playa Moyúa. Entrance through Ercilla street nº24. 1st floor)

Online course:

Thursday (10.00h) We will connect through Cisco Webex.