Symphony No. 4 by Gustav Mahler


'''Symphony No. 4''' in G major by Gustav Mahler was written in 1899 and 1900, though it incorporates a song originally written in 1892. The song, "Das himmlische Leben", presents a child's vision of Heaven. It is sung by a soprano in the work's fourth and last movement. Although typically described as being in the key of G major, the symphony employs a progressive tonal scheme ('(b)/G--E').'Gustav Mahler' (Works), in ''New Grove'', Macmillan, 1980