Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late Romantic composer, whose later Symphonies and Song Cycles gave a foretaste of modern atonality. His symphonies were on a grand scale, often lasting more than an hour and played by huge orchestras. He had a significant influence on later composers and his most popular piece is the Adagietto from his 5th symphony used in the movie "Death in Venice".
Gustav Klimt(1862–1918) brilliant Austrian iconoclast w/rose from childhood impoverishment to an artist w/impacted the Viennese Secession & Art Nouveau movement. Known for elaborate, explicitly sensual paintings & murals his works also encompass themes of regeneration, love & death.A forerunner of Modernism & the Art Deco movements, Klimt’s huge creative influence still resonates in modern art, decorations & jewelry.