On 22/09/2014, Tom Fine wrote:
> Mahler was FAMOUS, well-documented and well-liked in his time.
Medtner might be a better example of somebody who was poor and obscure
during his lifetime but has been rediscovered in recent years.
Skalkottas in another.
For an example of a composer who was famous and influential in his
lifetime and then fell completely out of favour, how about CPE Bach ?
There are no Mercury recordings of any of these (or of Mahler), which
shows they were not in the standard canon of classical music in the
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