Tragic experience of love: Johanna Richter — the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen cycle — the New Year letter of 1 January 1885 — the germ-cell of the First Symphony in D major — the growth of the Symphony from song — the programme subsequently added to the First Symphony and then withdrawn — music for tableaux vivants in Scheffel’s Trompeter von Säkkingen — the great music festival in Münden, 29 June to 1 July 1885