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Unformatted text preview: tribute to his wife Alma, and is played mainly by strings and harp. The fifth movement is the finale, and is written in a classical style. Mahlers deep symphony may be attributed to his rough childhood; he was abused as a child and held an inconsolable kind of mourning. He believed that a symphony represented a world, and this correlates to his writing his fifth in a way that has a world of emotions. This symphony when played in full can go over seventy minutes. Mahler composed this symphony in a good time of his life. He had just bought a grand villa in Austria and met his wife Alma. This was a drastic change from his rough childhood. The contrast in quality of life can be a reason that the fifth symphony is written in reverse order, from death to life....
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2011 for the course ARTS AND A 10 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at UCLA.
- Spring '11