Gustav Mahler was member 1878-1879.
- Initiated by Guido Adler (1855-1941) (brother of Victor Adler (1852-1918).
- Focused on the appropriation, study and dissemination of the ideas of Richard Wagner (1813-1883).
- Regeneration of humanity through art.
- Gefühlsverständnis: mind and feeling.
- Ended in 1912.
02-03-1876 Vienna: Gustav Mahler saw Wagner conduct once. It was in Vienna in 1876 at a performance of Lohengrin in the Vienna State Opera. It was Wagners final conducting engagement in Vienna. Mahler saw Wagner in the wardrobe, but as a young student and admirer he did not have the courage to talk to him. It was Wagners second time he conducted Lohengrin.
See also: Pernerstorfer circle.