Gustav Mahler aged almost 51.

138. 1911. New York. The last official portraits of Mahler in America. In january he led a performance of his own music, Symphony No. 4, for the last time. Then, on 21-02-1911, he conducted his final concert, which featured Italian music. With his health rapidly failing, he was forced to cancel the remaining 10 concerts in the season.

139. 1911. New York

140. 1911. New York

141. 1911. S.S. Amerika1911 Eastbound 08-04-1911 until 16-04-1911 S.S. Amerika. Gustav and Alma Mahler (1879-1964) with seamen and fellow passengers. 

1911. This moving picture, taken on 12-05-1911 at the arrival of the train that brought Mahler back to Vienna from Paris, only six days before his death, was published on 18-05-1911 in the Austrian newspaper Das interessante Blatt (1882-1939).  This is probably the last picture of Gustav Mahler.


Gustav Mahler died on 18-05-1911 at 23:07 in Vienna. He is only 50 years old.


Continuation: Gustav Mahler funeral.