This piece has a mysterious, sometimes surprising character. The accompaniment is traded between the hands, and consists mostly of an open fifth of D and A. The melody, however, is quite eerie and is comprised of short, dissonant chunks. Intense dynamics are the key to giving a dramatic performance. The sforzando followed by a subito piano can be quite effective and startling if given its proper attention.
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Echoes, Pictures, Riddles, and Tales for Piano Solo is available through The FJH Music Company INC, 2005. http://www.fjhmusic.com/piano/contemp_elem.htm
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow