(After six decades of struggle by heirs!)
"Finally released from the Austrian Gallery!"
look at it for a long, long, long time."
Professor Meissel (a Vienna University-based legal expert in restitution cases) “If the painting were restored to Ms Mahler, it would represent a "triumph of justice" - albeit late in the day.Statement from the heir of composer Gustav Mahler:
British-born Marina Mahler, to reporters: "I would like to conclude this: This issue is not completed, and it needs to end. It's time for both sides to be gracious. Our new research is completely irrefutable."
A rather terribly “complex” explanation of the background of this painting: here
Mahler would work during summer in what must have been the very antithesis of the exposed, public environment of the Opera, namely, a small, private, isolated, and sparsely furnished hut which he had built for himself on a quiet spot by the lake some distance from the main house. The 'Häuschen' as he called it, proved to have many meanings in his inner life. Source
"Imagine the universe beginning to sing and resound," Mahler wrote of his Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand."It is no longer human voices; it is planets and suns revolving." Mahler was late Romantic music's ultimate big thinker. Read more.
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