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Alexander Gretchaninov is a Russian composer who composed 15 pieces for his “Children’s Album, op. 98” in which is included the “Rocking Horse Ride”. This is a lovely piece, where chords are alternated between the right and the left hands, always in staccato, which emulates a galloping horse. It also has three scalar passages in staccato.

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Gustavo do Carmo, Masters Piano Student, The University of Iowa

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFQAnHJt5ZE