The second, more song-like theme is intoned by the woodwinds, after which the triumphant Maestoso returns, and the whole is rounded up by daring orchestral effects performed at a dizzying pace.
Many performances of Lutosławski's music suffer from this deficiency. This recording is free of it.
The three symphonies on this recording were written over a period of 35 years and the careers of the three Czech composers were, to differing extents, related to Vienna.
"In my travels across the world I often meet groups of young Polish artists who left their country in the hope of finding their places in the musical firmament. "
With the work that marks the beginning of his symphonic career (predicted earlier by his cantata Das klagende Lied and song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen) Mahler joins the ranks of late-Romantic symphony composers.
For his part, Copland sought to represent broad aspects of disappearing folk cultures in America: the mountain culture of Appalachia and the open environment of the American West, as well as the lively, colorful musical cultures of neighboring Mexico, Cuba and Latin America.