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Composed

Performances by Gustav Mahler

Versions

Publications

1902. Score published by Ludwig Doblinger.

1902. Score published by Ludwig Doblinger. Movement 1: Bedachtig-nicht eilen-recht gemachlich.

Orchestration

The symphony is scored for a fairly small orchestra by Mahler's standards, without trombones or tuba. It is scored for the following orchestral forces:

Woodwinds

  • Bassoon (bassoon 3 doubles contrabassoon) (3)
  • Clarinet in A, B♭, C (clarinet 2 doubles clarinet in E♭ and clarinet 3 doubles bass clarinet) (3)
  • Flute (flutes 3 and 4 doubling piccolos) (4)
  • Oboe (oboe 3 doubles cor anglais) (3)

Brass

  • Horn in F (4)
  • Trumpet in F and B♭(3)

Percussion

  • Bass drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh bells
  • Tam-tam
  • Timpani
  • Triangle

Voices

Strings

  • Cello
  • Double bass
  • Harp
  • Viola
  • Violin I
  • Violin II

Recordings

  • 00-05-1930 Japan, Tokyo: World premiere electrical recording. Eiko Kitazawa (soprano) with the New Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo conducted by Hidemaro Konoye (1898-1973), Japanese Parlophone.  

      

  • Budapest Festival Orchestra, Persson, Iván Fischer, 04-2009.