The first movement begins in sustained calm with bird calls throughout. The cuckoo's call eventually evolves into a beautiful melody.
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The orchestra plays the first movement as usual, but there are two sportscasters narrating it as if it were a baseball game.
It has a lot of references to nature. The beginning sounds like the sun rising and birds chirping.
Mahler's first symphony is not a typical symphony in that it's not abstract music it does conjure up images of nature and images of heroism.
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