Mahler's symphonies tend to be scored for a large orchestra, putting this wonderful music out of reach of many smaller orchestras. This arrangement whilst not simplifying the music attempts to remedy this by reducing the orchestral requirements. This movement is from the huge "Resurrection" Symphony which in the original scoring required 4 flutes and piccolos, 4 oboes, 5 clarinets, 4 bassoons, 6 horns, 6 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussion, 2 harps, organ, soprano and alto soloists, full choir and strings as well as an additional "band" of 2 horns, 4 trumpets and timpani; though this movement utilised only a part of the full force. This LANDLER stands alone quite happily and offers a good entry to the symphonic world of Gustav Mahler.
Duration: 9½ minutes
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons
2 Horns in F, 2 Trumpets in Bb, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, Harp
Strings (Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello, Bass)