In this great work, first published in 1912, Mahler experimented with the four-movement symphonic form, producing a masterpiece of musical innovation, satiric writing and poetic drama expressed in purely instrumental terms.
Now the full orchestral score of the Ninth Symphony is available in this inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from an authoritative Viennese score. Music lovers and admirers of Mahler's work will find in these pages abundant evidence of the fresh and formidable thinking the composer brought to this monumental composition.
One of the last composers of the great Romantic tradition, Mahler possessed a strong sense of the dramatic in life. He chose to record that drama in nine magnificent symphonies, all works of vivid orchestration, innovative symphonic structure, and rich emotional expression.