The Symphony No. 1 in D major by Gustav Mahler was mainly composed between late and March , though it incorporates music Mahler had composed for previous works. It was composed while Mahler was second conductor at the Leipzig Opera. Recorded live at the Lucerne Festival, Summer Concert Hall of the KKL Luzern, August Lucerne Festival OrchestraClaudio Abbado. The Symphony No. 1 in D major by Gustav Mahler was mainly composed between late and March , though it incorporates music Mahler had composed for. In , Mahler biographer Donald Mitchell discovered the omitted movement in an Hamburg manuscript of the symphony which had been donated to the Yale. Symphony No. 1 in D Major, symphony by composer Gustav Mahler, known as Titan. Premiering in Budapest Novem, the work was considered unusually. Symphony No. 1 in D Major. Gustav Mahler. Born in Kalischt, Bohemia, July 7, ; died in Vienna, . When Gustav Mahler, age 29, premiered his. For Mahler, the symphony was not just a pattern of movements, or even a cycle of themes, as Beethoven, Brahms, and Bruckner had made it. Rather, it was a “means. The Leipzig Opera House where Mahler was working during the creation of his First Symphony. Mahler's symphony No. 1 was composed while he was working as second. The Symphony, too, had seen as many cities: After its Budapest premiere, Mahler revised it for performances in Hamburg () and Weimar (), finally. Gustav Mahler, Ivan Fischer, Budapest Festival Orchestra - Symphony No 1 - Music.