A Romp

In the City of Music

The many folk traditions Mahler encountered gave him a rich source of songs, dances, and legends.
“The Bohemian music of my childhood home has found its way into many of my compositions.”
VIDEO:SFS Principal Clarinet Carey Bell on Mahler's Seventh Symphony
  • Mahler ends his Seventh Symphony with a kind of “romp” that builds on a number of popular dance styles, beginning with the polka.

  • Then a minuet breaks into the zany energy.