Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5  (PS3 SACD rip)
SACD ISO Image = 2.91 GB | Scans PDF (800 dpi): 26.4 MB | 5% Recovery | David Zinman, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich
Classical | Label: BMG | Catalog Number: 88697 31450 2 | DST 1bit-2822,4kHz 2.0, 5.0
The Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor by Gustav Mahler was composed in 1901 and 1902, mostly during the summer months at Mahler's cottage at Maiernigg. Among its most distinctive features are the funereal trumpet solo that opens the work and the frequently performed Adagietto.
The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work, which lasts over an hour, are huge. After its premiere, Mahler is reported to have said, “Nobody understood it. I wish I could conduct the first performance fifty years after my death.”