The Slipped Disc daily comfort zone (231): Whose fifth symphony?

Check in at 5:22 on this performance and hear the seeds of a symphony written 80 years later.

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  • Not Sibelius. Not Korngold. Not Langgaard. Not Rachmaninoff. Not Nielsen. Not Schmidt. Not Bax. Not Elgar. Not … Mmm. Can’t think. Aaah… Ler… Nope. It’s gone….

    • Mr. Lebrecht says “80 years later”. Is Op. 62 published in 1842? So that has to be a symphony no. 5 from 1922 ….although does sound like Mahler 5 from 1901.

  • It couldn’t be Mahler V because no szforzando on the 4th, 8th or 12th notes. Or cresendos during the triplets or rests between them. Still it’s a better fit that the time SD thought that a Beethoven piano duet was a precursor of 5th symphony, whilst was a painful stretch

  • >>a symphony written 80 years later

    80 years ? Well given that Mahler V is from 1902, then we’re taking 60 years from the Mendelssohn Trauermarsch . I know this site has a proud non-musicology stance – but a bit more rigour would help

  • At the start of Mahler V, he is actually quoting himself as that triplet trumpet motive appeared in the 4th symphony

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