Tchaikovsky composed three ballets.
In each piece there is "Allegro agitato" .
- Swan Lake...4th act #28 ( in E flat minor )
- Sleeping Beauty...2nd act #16 and #20 ( in E flat major )
- Nutcracker...2nd act #11 ( in C major but in latter half actually in
E flat major )
Tchaikovsky used "E flat" as the tonic in all the "Allegro agitato" he
composed in ballets.
How do you think?
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I think it's just a coincidence, for the "Allegro agitato" in the final
scene (No. 29) of Swan Lake is not in E-flat minor.
Mr. Bryan Chahla
Thank you for your kind comments and suggestions.
"Allegro agitato" after "Andante" in E major in the final scene (No.
29) of Swan Lake is A minor, no key signature as same as "Moderato" after
"Andante con moto" in E major, and next "Allegro agitato" in the No.11 of
Nutcracker; and "Allegro agitato" (No. 20) after "Andante misterioso" (No.
19) of no key signature in Sleeping Beauty.
A minor is the special key for E-flat minor.
They oppose each other in "circle of fifths".
I suppose that Tchaikovsky put "Allegro agitato" opposing after
"andante", and intended to be a simbol of an aura for an end, a conclusion
or a solution.
"That's too coincidental to be a coincidence." by Yogi Berra, an former
"Major" League Baseball player.