“Red Square” is great for students who enjoy playing a variety of musical styles. The beginning and ending are vivacious and fast, while the middle section is full of serenity and repose. Observing the changes in articulation helps to differentiate the various moods. The staccatos and two-note slurs should contrast as much as possible from the flowing legato lines. Students ought to also strive to make a distinction between the piano and mezzo piano dynamic markings.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow