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Re: Mahler - Symphony No 1 - A Walkthrough
« Reply #60 on: June 16, 2008, 01:44:22 AM »

I think the first of the two last notes should be heavier/stronger not only because of the reason you mentioned, but also because it's the "cuck" of the "cuckoo" so dominant in the symphony (especially the first movement). At the end of the entire piece Mahler resolved all the drama and tension of the piece with one final, huge CUCK-KOO!.

Ah - so you are hearing the endng as motific in exactly the same sense I suggested.
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