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Symphony No. 5 in C sharp minor
Catalogue Number: EuroArts5617
Discovering Masterpieces of Classical Music is an informative and entertaining guide to some of the most important symphonic works of music history. As well as featuring a complete concert performance, it also includes an insightful documentary, in which an expert presenter guides the viewer through the structure of the music. Well-known scholar Jeremy Barham discusses Mahler's life and the circumstances surrounding the composition of the Fifth Symphony. Footage of the beautiful Worthersee in Austria (where Mahler wrote the symphony), quotations from contemporaries, as well as plentiful musical examples all help to illuminate the meaning of this enigmatic masterpiece.