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Ex. 9

Near the end of the trio, the horns are given a passage of striking beauty.  The brisk rising passage suddenly gives way to a series of sustained notes beginning at bar 236. The resulting phrase led Grove to comment "What is it makes these last few notes so touching, so almost awful? There is in them a feeling of infinitude or eternity such as is conveyed by no other passage even in Beethoven's music."


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