Beginning with Czerny-like scale passages, this bagatelle quickly gives way to exciting rhythms certainly not reminiscent of the Classical period. Off-beat accents give the piece a fun flair, though the syncopated rhythms can pose a challenge for some students. Keeping a steady tempo and crisp articulation, especially in the accompaniment, are important aspects for giving a convincing performance. The dynamic contrasts should also be carefully observed.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow