I can not condone listening to just the last minute of Mahler's Adagietto. I understand the impulse; the brilliance of the orchestration in the last section is indeed striking. And of course, if you've heard it many times it makes no matter.
But if you've never heard it, listening to just the end will deprive you of a master class in musical development. It is one of the greatest examples of dramatic pacing in the history of music....
Oh, to hell with it. I have an irresistible urge to let out my grumpy old man:
There. I said it.Grumpy Old Man wrote:If you can't spare 10 minutes to listen to it, you don't deserve to hear the last minute. And you wouldn't be able to understand it anyway.