A Guide to the Trinity College Piano Syllabus (2018 - 2020)
Elgar - Andantino (1st mvt from Sonatina)
Here we find the first movement of a two-movement sonatina that Elgar wrote for his niece. It is song-like and gently expressive, calling for sensitivity in shaping phrases and timing larger melodic intervals. The Andantino demands careful listening in the balancing of the hands, the accompanying left hand, while quieter, is full of detail. No pedal is marked here but pedal is certainly required.
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