Accidentals occur in abundance throughout this piece. Students should be sure to make a noticeable difference between the dynamics of the middle section and the opening and closing sections. The imitative aspects of both hands reverse roles throughout the piece, which sounds similar to a round. Being mindful of holding ties for their whole value will help maintain the legato articulation.
Mikrokosmos is available through Boosey and Hawkes.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow