- Profession: Conductor, director of the Vienna State Opera.
- Residences: Olomouc, Pest, Krakau, Vienna.
- Relation to Mahler: Predecessor as director of the Vienna State Opera. Mahler played at his funeral 1900 Concert Vienna 23-04-1900
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 24-11-1835 Dvorce (Hof), Moravia, Czech Republic.
- Died: 21-04-1900 Vienna, Austria.
- Funeral: 23-04-1900 Augustinerkirche, Vienna. Mahler conducted: 1900 Concert Vienna 23-04-1900.
- Buried: Central cemetery, Vienna, Austria. Grave 0-1-26.
Wilhelm Jahn was an Austro-Hungarian conductor. He served as director of the Vienna State Opera (Hofoper, Wiener Staatsoper) from 1880 to 1897 and principal conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (VPO) from 1882 to 1883. He gave the partial premiere of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 6, performing the middle two movements in 1883.
Dvorce. The birthplace of Wilhelm Jahn (1835-1900) has a sign BATA on the facade.
1835. Dvorce. Page from the birthregister. Wilhelm Jahn (1835-1900) is in last record. With annotation Kapellmeister.