Music, as everyone can agree, is the only art form which, by very nature is abstact. Therefore why does everyone have to put some impression, poetism, or syrupiness into it? Mahler symphonies would have been just as effective without him having to be such a discriptive narrater as to symbols and other bravura. These titles to symphonic poems and the creations of all the "isms" of the twentieth century have lead do de-evolution of form. There is no such thing as order anymore and it becomes increasingly difficult to categorize anything what-so-ever. I suppose its the ultimate 'Frued-ego' that led to all this filth after Wagner, everyone had to do the next 'dogma', be the next 'big-thing'! Samuel Beckett said it best, "Try again, Fail again, Fail better." or was it Puck in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', "What fools these mortals be!"