Although titled as a waltz, this piece does not feel very dance-like. This is because the accompaniment does not have a traditional lilting waltz pattern. However, the character is still carefree and light. Students must be comfortable with tricky rhythms such as running eighth notes underneath dotted quarter notes. Especially when the right hand has thicker textures, the melody needs to be voiced well. The left hand also has passages where voicing decisions must be made. Though not a typical waltz, this piece is sure to have listeners dancing.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellows