- Year 1884.
- Period: summer 1884
- Address: Marktplatz No. 8.
- District number: –
- District name: Perchtoldsdorf.
- Map Districts of Vienna.
Friedrich Fritz Lohr (1859-1924) hired this house in 1882 for the summer.
Gustav Mahler lived here 01-07-1884 until 07-07-1884 and in 07-1887.
In July 1884 Gustav Mahler spend a week In House Eder (now Zsurek), Perchtoldsdorf, Marktplatz 8. 1884-1884 House Gustav Mahler Vienna – Marktplatz No. 8 (1). It was a for his host Fritz Lohr unforgettable vacation week, with long walks en hours of making music. Passers were amazed by his piano playing. Picture postcard from 1905.
Mahler started with the sketches of the First Symphony in 1885, at the end of his work as conductor in Kassel and shortly after having finished the „Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen”. Maybe he continued to work on the drafts already in Prague (1885/86), but certainly in Leipzig in 1887.
In March 1888, he wrote to his friend Friedrich Fritz Lohr (1859-1924): „That’s it! My work is finished! Now I want you by my little piano and to play it for you… You are probably the only one, who will found nothing new in it; the other people will certainly be surprised at quite a few things! It became so overwhelming – as it rushed out of me like a mountain torrent!”
In July 1884, Gustav Mahler spent an unforgettable holiday week at home Eder (today Zsurek), Marktplatz 8, filled with hikes and hours of music making. The passers-by listened in astonishment to his piano playing (postcard around 1905).