This polonaise by Mozart has a light-hearted character. Steady eighth notes comprise most of the accompaniment in the left hand. The right hand, however, has much rhythmic variety. Students will encounter sixteenth notes as well as thirty-second notes. The melody is clearly written in four-bar phrases, and students should strive to create long lines. The frequent changes in hand position in the right hand may be difficult for beginning pianists.
Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow