This movement is written in the sonata form in the minor key. It starts with a staggered entrance, with the tuba entering first, followed by the second trumpet. The first theme is articulated on a strong note before moving to the more lyrical second theme.
Adagio (Non Troppo Lento)
The 5/4 time in the second movement is composed of two adagios around a scherzo. The allegro section is especially hard to play because it goes through 5 beats per measure at an extremely fast-paced tempo.
The third movement builds on motives from the preceding movements, creating a fantasy-like atmosphere. It contains an arc-like structure – ABCBCBA – and a coda, with a fanfare-like first theme and a lyrical second theme. This movement is written in the major key.