A composition of haughty and aggressive temperament, Toccata for Orchestra gallops along with equal amounts of pomposity and humor. In the middle of the piece, a slow lyrical section gives a brief respite from the storm, but this reverie soon disintegrates into an instrumental battle to claim the foreground. The piece resumes its rollicking, with aggressive jabs and playful turns, and increases in intensity and momentum, eventually culminating in ecstatic flourishes that form its end.
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