Definitions for "Symphony No. 5"
The Symphony No. 5 by Gustav Mahler was written in 1901 and 1902 mostly during the summer months at Mahler's cottage at Maiernigg. It is arguably the most well known Mahler symphony. Among its most distinctive landmarks are the funereal trumpet solo that opens the work and the frequently performed F major Adagietto.
Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 in C Minor (Op. 67) was written in 1804–08. This symphony is one of the most popular and well-known compositions in all of European classical music, and one of the most often-played symphonies.Schauffler, Robert Haven. Beethoven: The Man Who Freed Music.
The Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Opus 47) by Dmitri Shostakovich was written between April and July of 1937 and first performed in Leningrad by the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra under Yevgeny Mravinsky, on 21 November that year. The work was a huge success, and is said to have received an ovation of half an hour (or a whole hour, according to Mstislav Rostropovich). It is still one of his most popular works.