Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation. Aside from early works such as a movement from a piano quartet composed when he was a student in Vienna, Mahler's works are designed for large orchestral forces, symphonic choruses and operatic soloists.
Richard Strauss, German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras. He is known for his operas, which include Der Rosenkavalier and Salome; his lieder, especially his Four Last Songs; and his tone poems and other.
Composer Johannes Brahms with Marie Soldat (left) and two other ladies c. 1890. Brahms, of course, had won worldly acclaim with his beautiful compositions, & Marie Soldat was a violin master and virtuoso active in orchestral and chamber music in the Vienna of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.