Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9

  • in 4 movements (1908-1910)
  • in D major
  • for orchestra
  • 5 4 5 4 - 4 3 3 1 - timp(2), perc(4), hp(2), str
  • Duration: 75’
  • Instrumentation details:
    piccolo
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute
    4th flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    3rd oboe
    4th oboe (+c.a)
    clarinet in Eb
    1st clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    2nd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    3rd clarinet in A (+cl(Bb))
    bass clarinet in Bb
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    3rd bassoon
    4th bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpte in F (+tpt(Bb))
    2nd trumpte in F (+tpt(Bb))
    3rd trumpte in F
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    bass tuba
    1st timpani
    2nd timpani
    1st percussion (2 players: bass drum, cymbals)
    2nd percussion (1 player: tam-tam, 3 low bells, glockenspiel, snare drum)
    3rd percussion (triangle)
    1st harp
    2nd harp (ad libitum)
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
  • Composer: Gustav Mahler
  • Piano reduction: Josef Venantius von Wöss
  • Editor: Erwin Ratz
  • Table of contents:
    1. Satz: Andante comodo
    2. Satz: Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb
    3. Satz: Rondo - Burleske / Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
    4. Satz: Adagio
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Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 9 for orchestra | UE34319

  • Edition type: study score
  • Series: Neue Studienpartituren-Reihe
  • Edition info: Based on the Critical Complete Edition, published by International Gustav Mahler Society, Vienna.
  • Format: 17.0 × 24.0 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-6798-2
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08149-1
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The large-scale form of "Symphony No. 9" is unusual in a number of ways. It reminds in no way of the ninth symphonies of famous predecessors. Two slow movements, an Andante comodo at the beginning and an Adagio at the end, form the frame for two of the most parodistic and embittered inner movements that Mahler ever wrote - a ländler-waltz combination, and the 'Rondo-Burleske', a bitter, ironic movement that is derisively dedicated 'to my brothers in Apollo'. The most extraordinary part of Mahler's last completed symphony must certainly be the slow finale - a 20-minute long intensively singing movement laden with conflict that includes references to earlier works by Mahler, in slow motion as it were ("Urlicht"," Ablösung im Sommer", the "Scherzo of Symphony No. 3", "Der Abschied" from "Das Lied von der Erde", and "Oft denk' ich, sie sind nur ausgegangen" from the "Kindertotenlieder"); it indeed seems that a circle is being closed. (Reinhold Kubik) Universal Edition continues its new study score standard. These completely redesigned scores offer an unparalleled insight into the music of the last hundred years. Great care has been taken to select the best available content for this journey through music history, and every score has been edited according to the latest quality standards.

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Contents

  • 1. Satz: Andante comodo
  • 2. Satz: Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb
  • 3. Satz: Rondo - Burleske / Allegro assai. Sehr trotzig
  • 4. Satz: Adagio

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