Symphony No. 1 in D major, "Titan": III. Feierlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen (10:08)

Cover of Symphony No. 1 in D

From Symphony No. 1 in D and 13 other releases

An interesting treatment of wildly disparate musical elements - but done so well that it borders on magic!

First we have a macabre presentation of the famous French folk song Frere Jacque - but presented in the minor mode and with some variation to the tune… followed by a section that reminds the listener of Mahler’s Jewish roots… and then a very tender section that is very direct in its emotional appeal…

Mahler finally returns us to the opening theme with reminders of the second section to complete this most ingenious and completely satisfying movement.

The orchestration is vintage Mahler… specially with the exquisite use of percussion.

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  • naslagdenie

    И это мажор? Красивое произведение, несмотря на мрачную мелодию, ласкает слух. Эпидемия холеры пришла в средневековый город, беда уже постучалась почти в каждый дом. Измученные горожане уже не знают что предпринять - от траурных шествий до мрачного веселья. Но зараза не знает жалости, и каждый день новые смерти. Уже скоро будет некому хоронить. В этой атмосфере всеобщего горя одни лишь дети беспечны и веселы.

    18 Jul 6:30pm Reply
  • achromes

    Besetzung 4 Flöten (3. und 4. auch Piccoloflöte), 4 Oboen (3. auch Englischhorn), 4 Klarinetten (3. auch Bassklarinette und Es-Klarinette, 4. Es-Klarinette), 3 Fagotte (3. auch Kontrafagott), 7 Hörner, 5 Trompeten, 4 Posaunen, 1 Basstuba, Pauken, Perkussions, Harfe und Streicher (sun)

    20 Mar 10:54pm Reply
  • ButchGantenbein

    Florida Orchestra will be doing the Titan in the fall.

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
  • camune

    Wonderful

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
  • thclizard

    Great piece. Always loved this one.

    22 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TaynaZahlouth

    Lindo...

    20 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Zicklein2107194

    Augen zu und träumen!

    1 Oct 2012 Reply
  • wycedriver

    Romantic and earthy. Reminds me of my ancestors. Does that sound strange?

    28 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ActiveInfidel

    "Neglected for several decades after his death........" This was NEGLECTED???? Thank the Gods reason has without.

    1 May 2012 Reply
  • waterbander

    three blined mice!

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • cynthia_1111

    the soundtrack for my life...

    3 Oct 2011 Reply
  • msomel

    harbi damarci gustaf baba

    14 Sep 2011 Reply
  • karlkandinsky

    3 blind mice was released during the clock period in there career long before time began

    9 Jun 2011 Reply
  • beteigeuzert

    Katastrophal schön

    2 Apr 2011 Reply
  • oseland

    3 blind mice predates this by some 200 years.

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • hjbardenhagen

    By the way, there is a Last.fm group about Gustav Mahler, too.

    2 Dec 2009 Reply
  • taolllargo

    me gustar una passada

    20 Oct 2009 Reply
  • goodgreatgrand

    brother jacques doesn't sound so happy...

    18 Jun 2009 Reply
  • LOVE8Bella

    NICE!!! (^_^)

    28 Apr 2009 Reply
  • igOrOGOGO

    If you want to duplicate Romantics, you'll need Mahler .. igOr OGOGO

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
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