This work certainly has a playful character. Animated rhythms and charming groups of three notes abound. Sudden, frequent rests give the piece its jovial, light-hearted sound. Detail is important in “Teasing.” For example, accents, slurs, and detailed dynamic markings all add to its personality. Students may find some of the passage work to be technically difficult, but the excitement in this piece makes the extra work worth it.
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Reaching Out, for Solo Piano is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2004.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow