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  • Chronology: Year 1904
  • Location: Gurzenich
  • Nature: First Gurzenich subscription concert
  • Program: Mahler, Schubert, Schubert, Beethoven
  • Composition Mahler:

The rehearsals lasted two days and were directed by Mahler himself who dedicated the fourth movement "Adagietto" to his wife Alma. At the end of the work, Mahler said: "... Nobody understood the work. I would like to be able to conduct it for the first time again but fifty years after my death! ... ". 

1904 Concert Cologne 18-10-1904 - Symphony No. 5 (Premiere).

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