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"What the Animals in the Forest Tells Me"

Comfortably, like a scherzo. C minor to C major.

The third movement, a scherzo, with alternating sections in 2/4 and 6/8 metre, quotes extensively from Mahler's early song "Ablösung im Sommer" (Relief in Summer). In the trio section, a complete mood changes from playful to contemplative occurs with an offstage posthorn Bb (or flugelhorn Bb) solo. The reprise of the scherzo music is unusual, as it is interrupted several times by the posthorn melody. See The Post restaurant.

Manuscript Movement 3: Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast.

Posthorn solo, Movement 3: Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast.

Posthorn solo, Movement 3: Comodo. Scherzando. Ohne Hast.

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