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The lurching music, in contrasting tempos with frequent stops and starts, suggests the movements of the gnome. A placid statement of the promenade melody depicts the viewer walking from one display to the next. This movement is thought to be based on a watercolor depiction of an Italian castle and is portrayed in Ravel's orchestration by an alto saxophone solo.
Hartmann often placed appropriate human figures in his architectural renderings to suggest scale. Another brief statement of the promenade melody 8 measures gives it more extroversion and weight than before. Stasov's comment: "An avenue in the garden of the Tuileries, with a swarm of children and nurses. Figures of children quarrelling and playing in the garden were likely added by the artist for scale see note on No.
The movement is cast in through-composed ternary form ABA. The movement is cast in through-composed ternary form ABA with coda. Mussorgsky's original piano version of this movement begins fortissimo ff , suggesting that the lumbering oxcart 's journey begins in the listener's foreground.
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After reaching a climax con tutta forza , the dynamic marking is abruptly piano bar 47 , followed by a diminuendo to a final pianississimo ppp , suggesting the oxcart receding into the distance. Rimsky-Korsakov 's edition, and arrangements based on it such as Ravel's, begin quietly, build gradually crescendo to fortissimo and then undergo a diminuendo , suggesting the oxcart approaching, passing the listener, and then receding. A reflective measure presentation of the promenade theme.
The fledglings were canary chicks. The movement is cast in ternary form ABA with a literal repeat and terse extension coda. Stasov's explanatory title elucidates the personal names used in Mussorgsky's original manuscript. The movement is thought to be based on two separate extant portraits. The use of augmented second intervals approximates Jewish modes such as the Phrygian dominant scale.
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A nearly bar-for-bar restatement of the opening promenade. Differences are slight: condensed second half, block chords voiced more fully. Structurally, the movement acts as a reprise, giving listeners another hearing of the opening material before these are developed in the second half of the suite. Limoges is a city in central France. Mussorgsky originally provided two paragraphs in French that described a marketplace discussion the 'great news' , but subsequently crossed them out in the manuscript. The movement is a scherzo in through-composed ternary form ABA.
A scurrying coda leads without a break into the next movement.
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Stasov's comment: "Hartmann represented himself examining the Paris catacombs by the light of a lantern. The movement is in two distinct parts. Its two sections consist of a nearly static Largo consisting of a sequence of block chords with elegiac lines adding a touch of melancholy and a more flowing, gloomy Andante that introduces the Promenade theme into the scene.
The first section's alternating loud and soft chords evoke the grandeur, stillness, and echo of the catacombs. The second section suggests a merging of observer and scene as the observer descends into the catacombs. Mussorgsky's manuscript of "Catacombs" shown right displays two pencilled notes, in Russian: "NB — Latin text: With the dead in a dead language" and, along the right margin, "Well may it be in Latin!
The creative spirit of the dead Hartmann leads me towards the skulls, invokes them; the skulls begin to glow softly.
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Stasov's comment: "Hartmann's drawing depicted a clock in the form of Baba Yaga 's hut on fowl's legs. Mussorgsky added the witch's flight in a mortar. A scherzo marked Feroce with a slower middle section.