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    Quote Originally Posted by hpowders View Post
    The first movement of Wagner's Die Walküre is de bomb!*

    *The entire first act!!!
    So is the last.
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    I am always thrilled by a great performance of the last movement of Beethoven's 7th Symphony. An absolutely amazing accomplishment!
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    Last movement of Brahms 1st.
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    The final dance from Stravinsky's Le Sacre Du Printemps is thrilling.
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    The second movement, funeral march from Beethoven's Eroica symphony holds a special place for me.
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    The fourth movement of Brahm's 4th symphony is profound and is one of my favorites.
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    The final movement "Communion" from Ive's Third Symphony is lovely and very moving, the way it ends with the church bells.
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    The final movement of Mahler's 9th Symphony is devastating. I don't play it too often because it takes me to a place I'd rather not go.
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    Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony has two great movements for me, the second movement with the great oboe solo and the rousing finale.
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    Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique contains one of my favorite movements, the lilting second movement waltz, "Un Bal".
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    The final movement of Mozart's Jupiter Symphony is a whirlwind of virtuosic composing that always leaves me astonished at the capacity of this great man.
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    One cannot leave out the second movement Largo from Dvorak's New World Symphony with the great english horn solo, one of the most moving moments in all music, in my opinion.
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    Recently discovered by me is the 10th symphony (American Muse) by William Schuman. The second movement Larghissimo is one of the most moving profound symphonic movements I've ever heard.
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    One cannot have a thread like this and avoid the great final movement of Tchaikovsky's 6th symphony, the Pathetiqué, the most superlative expression of angst in all of music, in my opinion.
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    The final movement of Mahler's Second Symphony "Resurrection" is guaranteed to move you and even bring tears. A great musical moment.
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