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Gergiev and Mariinsky's Mahler: The Fourth Symphony

Of Mahler's ten symphonies, the Fourth stands out for its general air of childlike charm and gentle radiance, the absence of spiritual turmoil, its transparent textures, relative brevity (under an hour), and the use of a song as the concluding movement. The song is relatively short, but it perfectly and exquisitely fulfills its mission of depicting a child's view of heaven as a place of serene delight, simple joys, and quiet mystery.

The Carnegie Hall and US premiere of Mahler's Fourth Symphony took place on November 6, 1904, with Etta de Montjau, soprano; and the New York Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Damrosch.

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