There’s a strange ‘ringing’ — best word I can use to describe the sound — right at the end of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, and I can’t work out if it’s woodwinds or another family, although it doesn’t sound like the strings.
Symphony no. 8 by Gustav Mahler performed by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra with chief conductor Marc Albrecht. Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam on Saturday February 23 2019.
You can hear it right at the epic ending, specially after the cymbal crashes starting at 01:25:36 and again, rather quite loudly, right before the finish.
See I can’t tell if it’s the recording, it could just be the huge amount of power going through nearly every single instrument. I can swear I can still hear something albeit not as loudly mind in other recordings.