A cheery tempo and vibrant articulation make this a fun piece to play. Students should keep a steady tempo and make sure their rhythms are accurate. Slowing down becomes a temptation because of the numerous hand position changes and accidentals. Kutnowski is extremely specific about articulation and dynamic markings. One encounters a dynamic range from pianissimo to forte and various instructions such as tenutos and accents.
Complete bio can be found at http://bottazziinternationalmusicalsociety.com/martin_kutnowski.htm
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