Mahler, the Wanderer

5th Gustav Mahler Festival 2020 in Steinbach am Attersee

English version
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Des Knaben Wunderhorn - Volksliedsammlung


Mahler and Steinbach am Attersee

Gustav Mahler arrived in Steinbach am Attersee for the first time in the summer of 1893. 

The breathtaking surroundings worked wonders for Mahler’s creativity, inspiring half a dozen songs and most of two enormous symphonies (2nd and 3rd) composed over the course of four summers (through 1896) in a specially built hut at the water‘s edge.

Today the "Komponierhäuschen", as it is known in German, has become a point of attraction for Mahler lovers all over the world.



Gustav Mahler Festival Steinbach

The Gustav Mahler Festival in Steinbach is an annual celebration held on the composer’s birthday (7 July) that presents musical gems as well as cultural and historical insights into this unique historical place. The program purposefully sets aside time for all participants to interact with one another and to enjoy the astounding natural setting in order to celebrate the many facets of Mahler’s inspiration. 

Programm Preview 2020

Thursday, 2nd July 2020

  • 5:00 p.m. Festive Opening of the 5th Gustav Mahler Festival
    and the Exhibition 2019 "Gustav auf Sommerfrische"

               Gustav Mahler Komponierhäuschen 

Steinbach am Attersee


Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen
Festliche Eröffnung beim Komponierhäuschen

  • 7:00 p.m. “Gustav auf Sommerfrische” in Song and Text

Reading with songs

Hotel Gasthof Föttinger 



Friday, 3rd July 2020


  • 2:00 p.m. Landlust der Städter im Sommer - Sommerfrische im Salzkammergut

Presentation and Discussion

Christian-Ludwig-Attersee Saal, Dorfzentrum Steinbach am Attersee



  • 7:00 p.m. Reiselieder u.A. Krenek, Brahms                     


Saturday, 4th July 2020


  • 11:00 a.m. Gustav Klimt am Attersee

                boat tour from Unterach to Schörfling.


More information: Informationsbüro Steinbach

T: +43 7666 7719 60 



  • 7:00 p.m.Gustav Mahler, Symphonie No. 2
Musical adventure hike

Sunday, 5th July 2020

  • 10:00 a.m. Matinee Concert  

  Gustav-Mahler-Saal Seefeld, Steinbach am Attersee



          Joseph Marx: Nachtstück 

          Mozart-Strauss: Intermezzo aus Idomeneo 

          Mozart: pianoconcert No. 24 


          Friedrich Gulda: Suite for Piano, E-Piano & Drums: III. Aria 

          Friedrich Gulda: Aria für Klavier und Orchester

          Júlio Medaglia: Traumreise nach Attersee 

          Strauss: Til Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche


          Orchestra for the Earth

          John Warner, Conductor




  • 2:00 p.m. Birthday Song for Mahler 

          on the “Field of Flowers”*

          with the Orchestra for the Earth

          in cooperation with the Nature Park Attersee-Traunsee


*Weather permitting.
Preliminary program, subject to change.

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