This minuet remains a staple in repertoire for young pianists. Many factors contribute to this. Though the melody is primarily in the right hand, the left hand accompaniment has interesting material consisting of large leaps, brief moments of flowing eighth notes, and dramatic rests. This complements the vibrant melody. Crisp articulation and a steady pulse make the right hand come alive. Teachers may want to suggest effective articulation for the accompaniment as well. This a superb piece to give to many students.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow