This short prelude focuses on depressing and releasing the damper pedal based on a rhythm pattern. Since the pedaling is simple and repetitive, it is a good introduction for beginning pedalers. Repeated articulation that corresponds with the pedal markings also plays a large role and should be observed carefully. An even, strong tone is effective for all of the melody notes. The triads in the left hand should be voiced well in order to have good balance.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow