-148 (NO. 1) This dance starts with full energy. Interesting group division of 4+2+3/8 creates strong dividing movement in the bar. This dance is a reflective one among the rest. The sections with slower tempo gives a chance for a deep consideration and thought. This piece also has a clearer tempo changes in comparison with the rest of the dances.
The structure could be divided into three parts of A- A’-A” + Coda.
A is the introduction of the melody. It is gentle but powerful and energetic and full of life.
A’ is the first variation with a slower reflection of the main folk theme which develops gradually to the next calm variation after an energetic transition. The tempo of this section is marked Meno Vivo
A” is the second variation which returns to a calm and gentle but forceful character which leads to a decisive strength in the closing of the dance. This second variation is marked Calmo
Coda- Although the decisive and loud nature of this coda is in total contrast with the previous variations but it creates a nice balance directing the listener towards the second dance.