Students will enjoy playing this lively waltz. The accompaniment pattern is quite thick, consisting mostly of triads. The tops should be voiced well so that the left hand does not overpower the melodic line. The melody also needs close attention, especially its phrasing. Students should strive to create long, flowing lines, which can be challenging due to the repeated notes. This is also a great piece for practicing using effective pacing and rubato.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow