Alexander Gretchaninov, Difficult Work00:55

Alexander Gretchaninov, Difficult Work

Gretschaninov, Alexander

Alexander Gretchaninov

This piece has a laborious feel, appropriate for its title. The main intervals used are thirds and sixths, which slowly plod along as two-note slurs. Students should be attentive to voicing so that the melodic line does not sound overly heavy. Though the dynamic markings are subtle, they are important for phrasing. 

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Glass Beads, Opus 123 can be purchased here


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow

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