Intermezzo in A Minor (Op. 76 No. 7)


Walkthrough (1)

Introduction

Brahms’s sets of miniatures are among the best-loved shorter works for the piano. The Intermezzo in A minor, op. 76 no. 7, is currently on the ABRSM Grade VIII syllabus, and will pose several challenges for those who wish to master it. This walkthrough and Annotated Study Edition has a special emphasis on artistic pedalling. Starting with a video walkthrough, I look mainly at how to overcome the obstacles posed by the rests in the RH and how to manage the pedalling. We’ll also explore some fingering possibilities in the introduction, and I’ll point out a neat exchange between the...

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