Mahler: Symphony No 1

Mahler completed his Symphony No 1 at the age of twenty-four and the work was considered a remarkable achievement, especially for someone so young. The symphony was originally conceived as a tone poem in the form of a symphony. Mahler drew inspiration from nature and described the epic final movement as a journey ‘from inferno to paradise’.

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