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Year 1889:

  • Legacy parents (11-10-1889). 15.000 Gulden for the house and 3.500 Gulden for the inventories. See Gustav Spitz.

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Year 1891:

  • Will dated 29-06-1891. See Wills.

Letter by Gustav Mahler to Wilhelm Birrenkoven (1865-1955).

… first. Vienna is no more expensive than Hamburg – on the contrary: anyone who lives here constantly (and not as a stranger in the Hotels, who are however more expensive than in Hamburg) gets through much cheaper and lives more comfortably, bourgeois. The audience carries their artists on their hands, and especially their way of singing is cheered here. – Personally, I am also flattered to be able to contribute to your welfare (especially artistically). Just think of the advantages for you of finally not being overexerted, which is out of the question here, really allowing all of your tasks to mature and being worked out down to the last detail – and, last but not least, all in one, worthy of you To be able to live in the surrounding area – that you will sing here for ten years longer than anywhere else in the world is without a doubt: just ask about the Anna Bahr-von Mildenburg (1872-1947) that was just here, or the humility of the just completed, and the Viennese conditions exactly knows. Secondly, after major difficulties, I have been able to achieve the following conditions for you. From the 2nd year a fee of 24,000 guilders and 4 weeks of winter vacation. Remember that you can use your summer and winter holidays here for your bag and not for Pollinis [the director of the Hamburg Theater, Bernhard Pollini (1838-1897), and that you can also easily get off contractually here, south, you are better off here than you can reach anywhere else. – I beg you non, dear friend, take hold and telegraph your promise quickly, and I will have the contracts sent to you immediately. You could gastrene if you want; I would love it in March! … be shy, dear Wilhelm Birrenkoven (1865-1955)! I mean well with you! “.

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  • Income Vienna State Opera: Salary: 12,000 Guilders, Expensions: 1,000 Guilders and Pension: 3,000 Guilders per year.

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  • 1909-1911: Gustav Mahler deposited his New York dollars with the Lazard Brothers in New York. Alma was able to live on the capital in New York for several years. See Year 1917.

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  • Property plot Breitenstein (03-05-1910)

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Year 1917:

  • While the New York Lazard partners were clearly pro-Allied in sympathy, and eager to ensure the Allies access to war supplies and financing in the United States, during the period of American neutrality they seem to have kept a rather low profile on war-related issues, at least in public. They were rather annoyed when, long before the United States entered the war, Alma Mahler of Vienna, the widow of Gustav Mahler, the composer, without any warning or communication with Lazard transferred the management of her investments from Lazard Frères in New York to their German Jewish rivals, Kuhn, Loeb & Company. She apparently feared that Lazard’s relationship with its British and French houses might lead the Austrian government to look askance at these assets, which were in fact frozen by the United States government after it declared war on Austria in late 1917. The affront clearly rankled. In 1919, Charles recounted, “she wrote a long letter . . . in which she asked us to again take over her affairs and forget what she had done, which I very promptly refused. . . . I suppose this is too unfriendly an attitude when a goodlooking woman is involved, but there are certain things which I never forget and never forgive.” – Charles Altschul to Paul Hammerschlag, January 22, 1920, File Paul Hammerschlag 1920-1922, Charles Altschul Files, Altschul Papers.


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