The Dover score of Mahler's "Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor" is a reprint of one originally published in 1904 by C.F. Peters of Leipzig. They've spruced it up with the addition of a helpful four-page glossary of German musical terms with their English equivalents. Unlike the three symphonies that immediately preceded it, "Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor" is not programmatic in nature, nor does it make use of singers. Mahler composed it during his engagement and early years of marriage to Alma Schindler. The symphony's structure builds to the resounding climax of the final movement, pausing at the fourth movement for a meditation on his love for Alma. This is a magnificently complex score, and one that rewards repeat listeners. --Sarah Bryan Miller --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Widely regarded as the most memorable and musically concentrated of Beethoven's orchestral works, his Symphony No. 5 is also one of the most popular works in the literature. With its unforgettable four-note motive, lean textures, and superb orchestration, it is a classic example of the thematic unification Beethoven developed during his middle period—a creative time during which his music exhibited unprecedented freedom of expression and exultation.
This magisterial and magnificent work—reproduced here from the authoritative Litolff edition—appears in this edition in full score, with original instrumentation and bar-numbered movements. Ideal for study in the classroom, at home, or in the concert hall, this affordable, high-quality, conveniently sized volume will be the edition of choice for music students and music lovers alike.