I suppose that all movements in a particular symphony are interconnected through in some way but my favorite symphonies are those in which one movement foreshadows or points back to another. Dvoraks 9th is a prime example. Clearly in the 4th movement, the themes from the 1st and 2nd movement can be heard.
What are some other symphonies in which this foreshadowing or flashback occurs? Perhaps it may even occur between multiple symphonies of a particular composer.
I did a thread not long ago on this type of issue HERE. But it's about all genres, not just symphonies.
Some I would add:
- HaydnSym.#103 'Drumroll' - the first symphony to bring anything back at the end, namely, the drumroll! (but it's more a texture than a theme, but still quite innovative)
- Rimsky-KorsakovScheherazade - not called a symphony but a symphonic suite, but emphasis in this work is definitely on the thematic unity of a symphony, not the looser structure of a suite
- Carlos Chavez - Symphony #4 'Sinfonia Romantica' - all of his symphonies are thematically tight, but this one is especially so