The first part of this orchestra is “Allegro energico, ma non troppo” which is translated as “Not too fast”. Throbbing basses starts the 1st movement causing a march like tune, the beat slowly increases as if in a battlefield, until a rattle of a side drum and a note from the trumpets signals the timpani to sound a motiv which represents “Fate”. It is then continued with a slow calm tune from the woodwind which leads to repeated theme of violins. As the violin theme dies down, cowbells can be heard as if a herd of cows were coming from a distance. After this comes the return of the marching tune this time ending with a note that impersonates a hero’s triumph.
The second movement “Scherzo” which means “forcefully”, kicks off very much similar to the first, a marching tune with a bit more aggression displayed using the timpani. Some orchestral effect and tunes from the woodwind are played until the music subsides. Clarinets and flutes then flood the orchestra theatre. The fierce marching tune is then played again and the whole 2nd movement is then ended with the tune descending down. I felt as if this second movement was like the thoughts of a man walking into a warzone, some thoughts of his home flashes across his mind and then the fact that he is in a war kicks in again and this pattern is repeated again and again.
The 3rd movement, “Andante moderato” means “moderately moving”. This movement is very much calmer and peaceful as compared to the earlier two movements. A calming violin tune on top of a gentle bass is followed by the English horn and continued with the French horn accompanied by the sweet tingling of harps. The cow bells are reintroduced during the climax which quickly dissolves back into the slow calm music.
The last movement, finale was played in Allegro moderato mode. Loud shimmering strings were played with different tones of violin themes, which created a really dreamy feeling. This is continued by tunes from a tuba, bells and horn which...