Symphony No. 9 (Mahler)The Symphony No. 9 in D major by Gustav Mahler was written in 1909 and 1910. It was the last symphony that Mahler completed.
The piece is in four movements:
- Andante comodo
- In tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers
- Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai
The work ends quietly, fading away, and is often interpretated as being a self-conscious farewell to the world (Mahler died not long after its completion, and did not live to witness its premiere). However, as Mahler was working on his never-completed Symphony No. 10 at the same time as this one, this is perhaps unlikely.