The Arnold Schönberg Center is based in Palais Fanto. Schönberg's estate contains two of Mahler's manuscripts
In 1875, the 15 year-old Gustav Mahler was accepted as a student at the Musikverein and received a thorough training in piano, harmony and composition. Mahler completed his studies in 1888 with a diploma. The next time he entered the Musikverein building again was as conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic. The orchestra respected him, but didn’t like him very much, and so he relinquished the position in 1901.
The wedding of Gustav Mahler and Alma Schindler took place in 9 February 1902 in the Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles). Witnesses were Arnold Rosé, who also got married the very next day, and Alma's stepfather Karl Moll.
Mahler conducted concerts in the Secession and is shown on the famous "Beethoven Frieze" by Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) as a knight in golden armor.
As director of the Court Opera, today's Vienna State Opera, Mahler attempted to realize Wagner's idea of the overall work of art. Mahler raised his singers to be singing actors and in doing so completed a revolutionary reform in the field of opera. He devoted himself above all to the works of Wagner and later Mozart. Mahler's departure from the Vienna Opera in 1907 took place following numerous annoyances and intrigues. We are reminded of him through a bust by Auguste Rodin in the foyer of the Opera House.
At the House of Music, everything revolves around the great composers of classical music. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Mahler and the founders of the Second Viennese School can be seen here in individually designed rooms.