Sonatine


Walkthrough - 1st Movement (1)

Bars 1 - 6

This walkthrough and accompanying Annotated Study Edition was kindly commissioned for the Online Academy by Rachel Woodhouse. The texture is very delicate and transparent. Aim to make legato connections by hand and then use shallow touches of pedal for resonance and colour. The movement could be scored for string quartet; play the lower LH line with care, so that it creates a shadow of the top line. I recommend practising the outer parts together (without the inner accompaniment), with the fingering you will end up using. Practise also at a slow tempo with all...

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