Carl Czerny

Built mainly on I, ii, and V chords, this piece in D Major has a pleasant yet simple harmonic structure. The numerous periods of extended grace notes make it more probable for students to fluctuate in tempo. Broken chords in the left hand complement the lilting melodic line. With a tempo marking of Andantino, this calm exercise reaches a climax marked by numerous grace notes and then returns to its gentle character in the final measures.


Caroline Krause, undergraduate piano major, The University of Iowa