484px-Johann Philipp Kirnberger

Tambourin refers to an old French drum as well as music, which imitates that drum through repeated bass figurations. This piece is an ABA form. Students need to have a strong sense of pulse. This pulse is challenged through constant sixteenth note passagework (scalar and arpeggiated) in the right hand. Finding a good fingering will be the first order of business to secure a good performance.


Korak Lertpibulchai, Doctoral Piano Student, The University of Iowa