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This is a piece of music by a brilliant young man who was open to all new ideas. After tackling the string quartet genre in his Opus 6, he then turned to the symphony. Ernst Krenek composed restless music with harsh harmonies, strong gestures – frequently recalling mime – and brief lyrical passages in which the sound gains in transparency and brightness. According to Krenek’s autobiography, the score for Symphony No. 1 was influenced by in-depth studies of Mahler’s Symphonies, as well as Arnold Schönberg’s first two String Quartets and Chamber Symphony.