Elie Siegmeister

Once Siegmeister sets up his left hand pattern, it never stops. Just like a train, the chromatic progressions move along fearlessly without heeding anything in their path. This left hand needs to be absolutely steady, lively, and crisp. This provides a strong foundation for the right hand. Accents decorate almost every note in the melody. The sixteenth notes and dotted eighth notes should be precise, providing a sense of urgency and accuracy. This is a great piece for students with solid technical skills. 


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow


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