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Mahler: Symphony No. 1 ()

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composed by Gustav Mahler

The contemporary trend to perform the discarded "Blumine" as the second movement of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D major is one of the most regrettable choices conductors can make. Though this slow, sentimental piece was indeed part of the Symphonic Poem in Two Parts, later dubbed "Titan" (the original conception of the symphony), Mahler cut it and published the revised Symphony No. 1 without it. His decision was the only sensible one, because "Blumine" dissipates the hard-won energy of the first movement and ...

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