Gustav Mahler aged 44.

52. Year 1904. Vienna. Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) on his way to and from the Court Opera (Hofoper). According to a good friend, Mahler’s facial expression in the these photographs is typical of moments when “he was preoccupied with unpleasant thoughts.” During this year he finished composing his Symphony No. 6 and began Symphony No. 7.

53. Year 1904. Vienna.

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