There is some controversy over the order of the two middle movements. Mahler initially composed the work with the four movements in the order Allegro-Scherzo-Andante-Finale, but changed his mind prior to publication and published it using the order Allegro-Andante-Scherzo-Finale. Following his death, however, his widow Alma instructed that the original movement order was the correct one. Although most recorded performances use the movement order 'Andante-Scherzo', many elect to use the original 'Scherzo-Andante' order.

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premiered in: Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (1906-05-26)
composer: Gustav Mahler (1903 – 1904)
revised by: Gustav Mahler (1906)
premiered at: [concert] (1906-05-27)
publisher: C.F. Kahnt (1906-03)
Allmusic: [info]
VIAF ID: VIAF: 176231141 [info]
Wikidata: Q246487 [info]
download score for free: imslp: Symphony No.6 (Mahler, Gustav) [info]
parts: 1. Symphonie Nr. 6 in a-Moll: I. Allegro energico, ma non troppo. Heftig, aber markig (movement)
2. Symphonie Nr. 6 in a-Moll: II. Andante moderato (sometimes III.) (movement)
3. Symphonie Nr. 6 in a-Moll: III. Scherzo. Wuchtig (sometimes II.) (movement)
4. Symphonie Nr. 6 in a-Moll: IV. Finale. Allegro moderato (movement)


Date Title Attributes Artist Length
Symphony no. 6 partial Sir Simon Rattle 1:43