The above symphony is on Discovering Music this Sunday 15th May at 1700. Should be interesting. As regular readers will know, this was my first Mahler Symphony, in 1995. I was introduced to it by my schizophrenic manic depressive neighbour downstairs. I started off wanting to record just the Scherzo, cause of that weird flute tune.
Anyway, taped the whole thing (and also no.6) and explored it on a trip to Epping Forest, and then hence to and fro work. I was especially interested in the layout of that first mvt.
So we will see what thoughts Stephen Johnson has on this on Sunday!