1879 - 1901
1901 - 1911
1911 - 1919
1919 - 1938
1938 - 1945
1945 - 1964

Gustav Klimt
Alexander Zemlinsky
Gustav Mahler
Walter Gropius
Dr. Paul Kammerer
Oskar Kokoschka
Franz Werfel
Johannes Hollnsteiner

Alma the composer
Kokoschka's Alma portraits

Alma Fetish

The Puppet
Reserl (Chamber Maid)
Emil Jakob Schindler, father
Anna von Bergen, mother
Carl Moll, stepfather
Maria Anna Mahler, daughter
Anna Mahler, daughter
Manon Gropius, daughter
Martin Carl Johannes, son
Berta Zuckerkandl
Max Burckhard
Bruno Walter
Sigmund Freud
Gerhart Hauptmann
Lili Leiser
Hanns Martin Elster
August Hess
Georg Moenius
  Alma & Venice
Alma & Lisbon
Alma & Los Angeles
Alma & Jerusalem
Alma & New York

Bruno Walter (1876-1962)

Bruno Walter was born Bruno Schlesinger in Berlin. In 1901, Gustav Mahler, whose disciple and proponent Walter was to become, summoned him to the Vienna Court Opera. The two soon became close friends and confidants on both an intellectual and personal level. The intimacy between Walter and Mahler was always observed jealously by Alma.

Bruno Walter  Bruno Walter, the most intimate friend of Mahler

She in fact did not like Bruno Walter and, when he later published a book about Mahler, she fumed: »I simply don´t appear in it!«. While even after Mahler´s death, Walter was always there to support her as a friend - for instance, at Franz Werfel´s funeral in California, he played a piece by Schubert several times since Alma was extremely late in arriving - yet when the American gossip columns started spreading the rumour that Gustav Mahler´s widow intended to marry the conductor Bruno Walter, she indignantly denied this »tasteless joke«.

Alma with Bruno Walter (1948)  Alma with Bruno Walter and Eugene Ormandy (1948)
Alma with Bruno Walter (1948)   Alma with Bruno Walter, Eugene Ormandy and Igor Strawinsky (1948)