Mahler(-Werfel) [née Schindler], Alma Maria
- Peter Franklin
(b Vienna, Aug 31, 1879; d New York, Dec 11, 1964). Austrian composer. A daughter of the Viennese landscape-painter Emil Schindler, she studied music with Labor and took composition lessons with Zemlinsky. In 1902 she married Gustav Mahler, then director of the Vienna Hofoper, after agreeing to abandon her compositional aspirations. Their complex and often unhappy marriage (Mahler was nearly 20 years her senior) lasted until his death in ...