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Gustav Mahler aged 49.

103. 1909. Toblach (now Dobbiaco, Italy). Mahler and his daughter Anna Justine Mahler (Gucki) (1904-1988) at the rear of their farmhouse. During this summer he completed Das Lied von der Erde and the orchestral sketches for his Symphony No. 9. However, Mahler would never hear these works performed. Their premieres, conducted by Bruno Walter (1876-1962) took place after Mahler's death. Das Lied von der Erde on 20-11-1911 in Munich and Symphony No. 9 on 26-06-1912 in Vienna.

104. 1909. Toblach

105. 1909. Toblach. Mahler and his wife Alma Mahler (1879-1964) stroll the hills near their summer home. Earlier in 06-1909 he sat for Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) who created the well-known bronze bust of Mahler.

106. 1909. Toblach

107. 1909. Fischleinboden. Mahler on one of his regular walks in the countryside near his summer home in Toblach. 

108. 1909. Fischleinboden.

109. 1910. Rome. Santa Cecila di Roma. Mahler in rehearsal.

110. 1909. Amsterdam. In 10-1909 Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) visited the Netherlands at the invitation of Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) to conduct the Dutch premiere of his Symphony No. 7 with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) here and in The Hague. His daughter Anna Justine Mahler (Gucki) (1904-1988), who was only seven years when Mahler died, recalled some 60 years later that this photograph was "Mahler as I knew him when I was a child: relaxed, delicate, good-humored, infinitely intelligent and understanding".

111. 1909. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)Amsterdam. Concertgebouw, the Netherlands.

112. 1909. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911)AmsterdamConcertgebouw, the Netherlands.

113. 1909. AmsterdamConcertgebouw. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) with Dutch colleagues: From left to right: Cornelis Dopper (1870-1939) (second conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO)), Gustav Mahler (1860-1911), Hendrik Freijer (1876-1955) (administrator of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO)), Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) (principal conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO)) and Alphons Diepenbrock (1862-1921) (composer). Photographer: W.A. van Leer for "Weekblad voor muziek". The Netherlands.

114. 1909. 1909 Westbound 13-10-1909 until 19-10-1909 S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II. Mahler with his daughter Anna Justine Mahler (Gucki) (1904-1988).

115. 1909. S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II1909 Westbound 13-10-1909 until 19-10-1909 S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II. Mahler with his daughter Anna Justine Mahler (Gucki) (1904-1988) and Theodore Spiering (1871-1925) whom Mahler had recently engaged to be concertmaster for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) for Mahler's first season as music director. 

116. 1909. S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II1909 Westbound 13-10-1909 until 19-10-1909 S.S. Kaiser Wilhelm II. Mahler with his daughter Anna Justine Mahler (Gucki) (1904-1988).

117. 1909. New York. The first portraits of Mahler as the music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (NYPO/NPO) His first season included a cycle of "historical concerts," the premiere of the Bach-Mahler Suite (an arrangement Mahler created from movements from different Bach suites) and a tour to nearby cities. This year, Mahler also conducted the American premiere of Pjotr Iljitsj Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)'s opera Pique Dame at the Metropolitan Opera (MET).

118. 1909. New York

119. 1909. New York.

120. 1909. New York.