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chaotic than the last and sparser in terms of its placement within the overall structure of the piece; three consecutive movements follow the penultimate Promenade theme (discounting the modified minor version within the movement Catacombs). The final reinstatement of Promenade is heard in the form of the final movement, entitled The Bogatyr Gates (In the Capital in Kiev). The grandeur of the finale is anticipated by a virtuosic rising cadenza, leading into the already familiar finale, but this time in E flat major, a typically ‘heroic’ key (Galeazzi, 1796). The final movement metrically resolves the asymmetrical time signature of the previous Promenade themes by using 4/4 and harmonically resolves the tension created by the highly frantic and dissonant The Hut on Hen’s …show more content…
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