The Song of the Earth was one of Gustav Mahler's last symphonic works. Gustav Mahler was inspired by the classical Chinese poems from Hans Bethge's collection "The Chinese Flute," including works by the great poet of the Tang Dynasty, Li Taibai. The world premiere of "Das Lied von der Erde" took place in Munich in 1911 after Mahler's death.
The 9th symphony is the last completed work by Gustav Mahler.
Mahler likely began work on this symphony in July of 1909. Most of it was written inside the composing hut in Dobbiaco. His wife Alma and their daughter stayed in Levico that summer. Mahler enjoyed this quiet time to compose, only interrupted by occasional walks. "It's nice to be alone all day long—very nice," he wrote in a letter.. Mahler later completed the manuscript in New York.
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