Bold and courageous, this piece captures attention from the initial resounding fifths. The right hand maintains a constant pattern of a two-note slur consisting of a fifth followed by a third. Voicing the top note of each figuration will keep the music sounded jubilant rather than thick and heavy. The long melodic lines in the left hand should be carefully shaped with smaller peaks within each phrase. The persistent motion evokes feelings of overcoming a perilous situation. This is a great piece for practicing crafting a melodic line while still making the accompaniment musical.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow