Mahler is an unfathomable composer. He brought forward all the culminating moments announced by Brahms and Bruckner, and he himself foreshadowed his break from Schönberg and Berg. Perhaps it is his third symphony the one that is most unfathomable and rich of his work. A disproportionate, Nietzschean chant to nature, mystery and hope; a hieroglyph; a collection of ancient discoveries and new experiments. George Steiner wrote about him that the chant in the night from the Third Symphony transports us to a home where we have never been, and is now ours.