Snowdrops – Performance Notes

Commodo means "convenient", which means the piece should flow gently and unhurriedly and with the utmost delicacy throughout. The pedal markings are complete – be sure to make contrast between sections with and sections without the pedal. While it is better with contrast between sections with and without the soft pedal, if you're struggling to make it delicate enough it could be played with the soft pedal throughout.

This piece is quite straightforward, which makes it a good exercise for practicing expression, delicacy and pedalling. In my recording I have taken the più mosso section as fast as it can possibly be taken - it can be successfully played considerably slower! Just make sure that it is both faster and livelier than the commodo.

Performance Notes

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The Thaw

Read more performance notes:

1. Prelude: Winter
2. The Thaw
3. Fleeting Clouds
4. Snowdrops
5. Festival

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