The works dominant character is established immediately with the opening leaping figure (appearing as a canon at the octave) that is the most significant of the four elements making up the first teme – and indeed a kind of motto-theme or epigraph for the entire symphony. The post-Beethovenian intensity is maintained in the pulsing, dotted rhythm accompanying the irregular but broad melody of the second theme.
2. Second Movement – Allegretto
2. Fourth Movement – Allegro Non Troppo