Mahler: Symphony No 4

Using a reduced orchestra, unusually without any lower brass, Mahler’s Symphony No 4 is influenced by the trend to revive the classical style of Haydn and Mozart, as a reaction against the monumental ‘Wagnerian’ romanticism of its predecessors. The work is based around the final movement, written some years earlier—its childish and naïve text giving shape to the other movements.

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'Gergiev’s febrile intensity lends itself well to the neurotic quality of Mahler’s music ... the orchestra is superb' (The Daily Telegraph)
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