Dear forum members, I can't find the meaning of the expression ´a note of poignancy´. The context is an article about Europeras 3 & 4 by John Cage, and I have quoted the phrase in which it occurs: "While the phonographic excerpts will change from performance to performance, the pianist concludes the work with a note of poignancy when he plays Liszt’s transcription of Wagner’s ‘Oh du mein holder Abendstern’ from Tannhäuser in its entirety." I thought of ´leaving behind a strong impression on the audience´, or ´making a statement´, or ´stressing one´s point´. And of course I also wondered if maybe in this musical context the word 'note' should be taken literally, but I doubt that, for I can't imagine the German Song (O, you lovely evening star) ending in a sharp note. Thank you all for your help.