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    Really hard to choose movements (except for symphony 8), so the following list has to be taken with an ocean of salt.

    Symphony No. 1: Movement 4
    Symphony No. 2: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 3: Movement 6
    Symphony No. 4: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 5: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 6: Movement 1 (really all of it)
    Symphony No. 7: Movement 3
    Symphony No. 8: None
    Symphony No. 9: Movement 4
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    Hmm, let me see...

    Symphony No. 1: Movement 4
    Symphony No. 2: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 3: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 4: Movement 3
    Symphony No. 5: Movement 4
    Symphony No. 6: Movement 1
    Symphony No. 7: Movement 5
    Symphony No. 8: Movement 2
    Symphony No. 9: Movement 1
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    Wow, looking over this I really like Finales.

    Symphony No. 1: Finale - I adore the lyrical string melody after the stormy opening section, I don't think it is talked about enough.
    Symphony No. 2: Finale - Like gloriously ascending into Heaven.
    Symphony No. 3: Finale - Pure bliss.
    Symphony No. 4: Adagio - High strings at the end always get me.
    Symphony No. 5: Adagietto - I honestly don't really care for the other movements except maybe the finale.
    Symphony No. 6: I really love the Andante, but the Finale is IMO the greatest movement Mahler ever wrote.
    Symphony No. 7: 1st Movement - Just so Mahlerian.
    Symphony No. 8: I mean there's only 2 movements so having a favourite doesn't say much but the finale because of the ending.
    Symphony No. 9: Finale - The silence at the end is... well... adjectives don't do it justice.
    Symphony No. 10: Finale - I think this movement, especially the way it ends, is the deepest expression of confronting death in music. When the violins descend from the G sharp to the final chord, a feeling of acceptance and embracement of the inevitable end that is universally faced is generated, creating a meaningful end of a symphony cycle which represents a journey lasting 10 symphonies - One which I love to pretentiously rattle on about.

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    Gonna make this a quick one.

    01: 1
    02: 1
    03: 6
    04: all
    05: 3
    06: 4
    07: 1
    08: 1
    Das Lied: 2
    09: 1 & 4 (tie)
    10: 1

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    1/4
    2/1
    3/6
    4/1
    5/5
    6/4
    7/1
    8/2
    9/1

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    1: 1
    2: It's either 1 or 5, but I guess I'll go with 5
    3: 6
    4: never really liked this one, but last movement has its moments
    5: 1
    6: the adagio, so either 2 or 3
    7: 1
    8: never really got this one. gonna have to pass

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    Symphony I: Third movement
    Symphony II: First movement
    Symphony III: First movement
    Symphony IV: Third movement
    Symphony V: Second movement
    Symphony VI: First movement
    Symphony VII: First movement
    Symphony VIII: Part I
    Symphony IX: First movement
    Last edited by Orfeo; Oct-05-2020 at 02:11.
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