A time signature of 8/8 gives this piece a unique feel. It is a great chance to introduce young students to a wider range of meters. Paying close attention to the accents in the left hand helps create an accurate pulse. Articulation is especially important in this dance-like piece. The melody has a lot of variety and has slurs, staccatos, and tenuto signs.
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