Great Symphonies. How to Recognize and Remember Them (1936) Sigmund Spaeth
The author has helpfully added words to all the finest symphonies so that you may now more easily distinguish them from one another.
From the New World, From the true world,
This symphony is bound to be a mystery to some.
Papa Haydn wrote this tune,
And a chord is coming soon,
It will be a big surprise,
Open sleepy eyes. Bang!
Also interesting is his index of composers at the back where he manages to say something nice about nearly everyone who had ever written symphonic music, even Americans like George Gershwin and William Grant Still.
He notes that "Mahler and Bruckner remain the most ambitious and least appreciated symphonic composers."