The Symphony No. 1 in D major is a symphony by Gustav Mahler first composed between 1884 and 1888. The initial premiere was in Budapest in 1889 under the title "Symphonische Dichtung in zwei Teilen" (symphonic poem in two parts), but was subsequently reworked into a tone poem called Titan (after a novel by Jean Paul). Under this title, the work was first performed in 1893 in Hamburg.
Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 1 in E minor, Opus 39 was written in 1898 when Sibelius was 33. It was given its first performance on 26 April 1899 by the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the composer himself, in an original version which has not survived. After the premiere Sibelius made some revisions, resulting in the version which is performed today.
The Symphony No. 1 in F Minor (Opus 10) by Dmitri Shostakovich was written between 1924 and 1925, and first performed in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic under Nikolai Malko on 12 May 1926. He wrote the work as his graduation piece at the Leningrad Conservatory, completing it at the age of 19.