Desolate. Empty. Sparse. These words come to mind when playing Cold. An emptiness is created by the broken fifths in the right hand. Tenuto markings are used, so teachers should make sure students are familiar with the meaning of this term. Both hands move around the keyboard a lot. Practicing the hands alone or with eyes closed will increase one’s confidence with the leaps. A slight ritardando will raise the drama in the final measures.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow