Wilhelm Treiber (1838-1899)
- Profession: Conductor.
- Residences: Kassel.
- Relation to Mahler: Mahlers superior.
- Correspondence with Mahler:
- Born: 1838.
- Died: 1899.
- Buried: Unknown.
Kapellmeister Kassel 1880-1899.
By October 1883, Mahler had slipped one harness and moved on to another even more chafing, at Kassel, as assistant to a principal conductor at the Royal Theater, one Wilhelm Treiber (‘the jolliest 4/4-beater I have ever come across’). Wilhelm Treiber, who disliked him and set out to make his life miserable.
The great Hans von Bülow came through Kassel; Mahler sent him an imploring note, begging for an interview and a possible assistantship. Von Bülow, instead, turned the note over to the Kassel management, where it was lodged in Mahler’s personnel file.
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