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Dmitri Kabalevsky, Toccatina, Op 27, 12

Dmitri Kabalevsky

This beloved toccatina by Kabalevsky is a great piece for students who love fiery pieces. Though the overall dynamic level is piano, students should keep the energy level high. The melody is primarily in the left hand, which should be legato and well-voiced. The accompaniment is a bit more challenging, consisting of staccato triads that frequently move. Pianists should take a fast-paced, exciting tempo in order to capture the drama.


Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow