Compared to the first four works in the Op. 14 collection, this canon certainly increases in difficulty. Not only is it longer than its previous counterparts, but it also has an additional element: the use of rests. Each hand plays short phrases before taking a break with half note rests. Accurate counting will give a performance of this piece a polished sound. The extreme levels of contrary motion are also a useful pedagogical tool.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow