This is a charming portrayal of a trusting relationship between Belinda and the composer. Students may want to practice this piece without pedal to confirm that they are playing the written staccatos despite having the pedal down. When performing, however, pedal markings should be closely observed. Avoiding the tendency to rush during the phrase endings and being aware of the B-naturals will help in playing this warm-hearted piece in F Major.
Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa