Mahler's 4th Symphony is Mahler's sunniest symphony, with a detuned violin depicting a folk fiddle and a setting in the final movement of the Wunderhorn song 'Das himmlische Leben' (The Heavenly Life) depicting a child's view of Paradise.
This recording is conducted by the Philharmonia's former Principal Guest Conductor, Sir Charles Mackerras.
- I. Bedächtig, nicht eilen
- II. In gemächlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast
- III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio
- IV. Sehr behaglich