• Detail
    Mahler Sources in Open Access
    //    All of the Society’s original musical sources published online
  • Detail
    "Best Edition" Award for New Edition of the Fourth Symphony
    //    Volume 4 of the New Critical Complete Works Edition (2021)
  • Detail
    Relaunch of the Website of the International Gustav Mahler Society
    //    27 April 2023
  • Mahlers Siebte in Petrenkos Deutung
    //    by Michael Schwalb
  • Detail
    Complete recording of Mahler’s Symphonies conducted by Hiroshi Wakasugi
    //    Donation to the IGMS media archive


  • On the Occasion of Karl Heinz Füssl’s (1924—1992) 100th Birthday on March 21, 2024

    An event at the Austrian National Library on May 7, 2024 will be dedicated to the former chief editor of the Critical Complete Edition of Mahler’s works.
  • Gustav Mahler’s Sound: Between Creative Process, Performance, and Reception

    International Symposium. Gustav Mahler Research Center Dobbiaco, 18–20 July 2024 Grand Hotel Dobbiaco (Alto Adige, Italy)
  • Gustav Mahler Festival Steinbach am Attersee (May 29 – June 2, 2024)

    The festival's motto in 2024: "Mahler and Bruckner"
  • Colorado MahlerFest (May 15–19, 2024)

    The Colorado MahlerFest 2024 will include among others performances of Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony and Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie.
  • Franz Bartolomey in memoriam

    Franz Bartolomey, a long-time solo cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic and a member of the advisory board of the International Gustav Mahler Society since September 2022, passed away unexpectedly on December 1, 2023.
  • New Publication: Correspondence Alma Mahler – Walter Gropius

    The correspondence from 1910 to 1914, edited by Annemarie Jaeggi and Jörg Rothkamm, is published by Residenz-Verlag as part of a DFG-funded hybrid edition
  • Erwin Ratz: Musiktheoretiker – Bäcker – Humanist. Momentaufnahmen eines Lebens (29.11.2023–26.6.2024)

    Exhibition at the Wieden District Museum (Klagbaumgasse 4, 1040 Vienna) curated by Antonia Teibler
Peter Revers //
Gustav Mahler (1898, Josef Székely)
Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler is one of the most frequently performed composers in international concert life today. Against the background of a performance and reception history of more than a hundred years, this situation gives rise to a comprehensive review of different approaches to Mahler’s work, above all in dialogue with current innovative research approaches, such as investigations of the performance analysis of his works. For Mahler, composing and conducting were inextricably linked and, above all in his symphonies, led to numerous modifications and clarifications in the musical text, which represent the current state of his tonal ideas. Analyzing and evaluating these is one of the main tasks of the New Critical Complete Edition (NKG), which plays a central role in the tasks of the International Gustav Mahler Society.

Ziele und Aufgaben //
The Society

The International Gustav Mahler Society (IGMS) conducts and promotes scholarly research into the life and work of Gustav Mahler, the history of its reception, the music historical and cultural historical background of Gustav Mahler’s era, and the dissemination of his work.

Complete Edition of Gustav Mahler’s works //
The New Critical Complete Edition of Gustav Mahler’s Works

The New Critical Complete Edition of Gustav Mahler’s works is presented by the International Gustav Mahler Society in cooperation with various music publishers, whereby those publishers who held the copyright to the work in question before the end of the protection period are usually involved. The aim of this New Critical Complete Edition is to provide academic, philologically elaborated editions both for musical practice and for historical and analytical research. The sources are sorted, compared, and evaluated in order to determine the main source(s) as the basis for the edition of the respective work and to define the corrective or supplementary role of the other sources.