- From Symphony No 1 removed second movement (between the first and second movement as we know Symphony No. 1 today).
- Blumine: 1889 Concert Budapest 20-11-1889 - Symphony No. 1 (Premiere).
- Titan with Blumine: 1893 Concert Hamburg 27-10-1893 - Symphony No. 1, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Premieres)
- Titan with Blumine: 1894 Concert Weimar 03-06-1894 - Symphony No. 1. ...
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 the violins. A descending two-note motif is then presented by ...
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 popular structure in Mahler's other symphonies, as well as Franz ...
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 in the four-movement plan. The extra-musical idea behind it is ...
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 loud chord in the upper woodwinds, string and brass, and a ...
- 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.
- 4 Clarinet Bb.
- 4 Clarinet C.
- 2 Clarinet Eb. Solo in movement Movement 3: Feierlich und ...
Johann Paul Friedrich Richter (1763-1825), who wrote under the pseudonym Jean Paul (1763-1825), is known to have been Mahler’s favorite author.
It was he who wrote the novel Titan that briefly lent its name to Symphony No. 1 - a name by which it is again known today.
For the 1893 Hamburg and 1894 ...