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Mahler did not specify the size in his score, and used his own set of bells when he conducted the work; though he gave a clue that they should be small when he referred to the instrument as a Schellenkappe or fool's cap and bells in conversation with Natalie Bauer-Lechner. In his sophomore year, Schoenberg took the advice of his father, Steven, a jazz-fusion pianist and composer, and entered Timara, the school’s electronic-music department. However, according to Schonberg, Beethoven's struggles were those of "an indomitable and triumphant hero", whereas Mahler's are those of "a psychic weakling, a complaining adolescent who ... enjoyed his misery, wanting the whole world to see how he was suffering."  Yet, Schonberg concedes, most of the symphonies contain sections in which Mahler the "deep thinker" is transcended by the splendour of Mahler the musician.  Except for his juvenilia, few of which have survived, Mahler composed only in the media of song and symphony, with a close and complex interrelationship between the two. [n 9] Donald Mitchell writes that this interaction is the backcloth against which all Mahler's music can be considered.  The initial connection between song and symphony occurs with the song-cycle Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen and the First Symphony.