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Josephine Poisl (1860- after 1880).

Also: Josephina, Josefine, Josefa, Fanny, Fani Poisl (as Gustav Mahler called her).

Gustav Mahler was pianoteacher for both Anna Poisl and Josephine Poisl.

00-1879 Mahler fell in love with Josephine Poisl (1860- after 1880) in the summer of 1879.

22-09-1879 and 14-12-1879: Gustav Mahler writes about her to Anton Krisper (1858-1914): “A new name is now inscipted in my heart alongside yours’. 

29-03-1880. Vienna. Letter by Gustav Mahler to Josephine Poisl (1860- after 1880) in Hotel Czap (Zizkova street Nos. 15/1696, Sct. Johann's Platz No. 50/51).

03-1880: Easter. Gustav Mahler writes to her as “passionately beloved Josephine”. 

03-1880: Mahler composed three songs for her (in a series of five), Lieder fur Tenor:

06-1880 Josephina's father writes Mahler to end the relation. 

Shortly after composing “Lied 3: Maitanz im Grunen” the relation ends. She married Julius Wallner.

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