Hah!! This is my favorite symphony of all time, played it, heard it many times live. Never noticed the "similarity"....???
I'll hear it live for the first time at the end of this year. It will be played here in Milan for the first time in 27 years. Can't wait!
If the symphony is not familiar to you, I suggest couple of hearings from CD to get to know this madness...
"Try to imagine the whole universe beginning to ring and resound. There are no longer human voices, but planets and suns revolving." - G.Mahler