The Symphony No. 8 in E flat major by Gustav Mahler, known as the Symphony of a Thousand, was mostly written in 1906, with its vast orchestration and final touches completed in 1907. The symphony takes around eighty minutes to perform.
Beethoven's Symphony no. 8 in F Major (Op. 93) Beethoven referred to it as "my little one." Unusually among Beethoven's works, the Eighth Symphony bears no dedication.
Today, virtually none of the Finnish composer Jean Sibelius's Symphony No. 8 exists. The manuscript was probably burned by Sibelius in 1945. It remains one of the great mysteries of twentieth century classical music.