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Mahler & Alma
(1909) Symphony No. 9 in D
History Symphony No. 9
Composed Year 1909. 02-09-1909 Toblach: Completes draft orchestral score of Symphony No. 9. Performances by Gustav Mahler None. The work ...
Introduction Symphony No. 9
Symphony No. 9 by Gustav Mahler was written between 1908 and 1909, and was the last symphony he completed. Though ...
Listening Guide – Symphony No. 9
By Lew Smoley ...
Movement 1: Andante comodo
The first movement embraces a loose sonata form. The key areas provide a continuation of the tonal juxtaposition displayed in ...
Movement 2: Im Tempo eines gemachlichen Landlers. Etwas tappisch und sehr derb
The second movement is a series of dances, and opens with a rustic Ländler, which becomes distorted to the point ...
Movement 3: Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
The third movement, in the form of a rondo, displays the final maturation of Mahler's contrapuntal skills. It opens with ...
Movement 4: Adagio. Sehr langsam und noch zuruckhaltend
The final movement, marked zurückhaltend ("very slowly and held back"; literally, "reservedly"), opens with only strings. Commentators have noted the ...
Orchestration Symphony No. 9
Woodwind 1 Bass clarinet Bb. 4 Bassoon. Solo in Movement 3: Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig. 3 Clarinet A. 3 Clarinet ...