- 1 Bass clarinet Bb. Solo in Movement 1: Langsam, schleppend; Immer sehr gemachlich and Movement 3: Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen.
- 3 Bassoon. Solo in Movement 3: Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen.
- 3 Clarinet A.
Energisch, Stormily agitated – Energetic. The fourth movement is by far the most involved, and expansive. It brings back several elements from the first movement, unifying the symphony as a whole. The movement begins with an abrupt cymbal crash, a … Read More
Solemnly and measured, without dragging, very simple, like a folk-tune, once again somewhat more agitated, as at the start. A funeral march based on the children’s song “Frère Jacques” (or “Bruder Jacob”). The third movement acts as the slow movement … Read More
Moving strongly, but not too quickly, restrained, a trio Ländler. The second movement is a modified minuet and trio. Mahler replaces the minuet with a Ländler, a 3/4 dance-form that was a precursor to the Austrian waltz. This is a … Read More
Very restrained throughout, D major. The first movement is in modified sonata form, with a substantially slow introduction. The introduction begins eerily with a seven-octave drone in the strings on A, with the upper octaves being played on harmonics in … Read More