*** (Album for the Young, No. 30)

Overview and Complete Score

The key to a successful first reading of any piece of music lies in our ability to enter into the character and mood of the piece, using only our eyes and inner ear to guide us. The title, or in this case the mysterious lack of one, is our first clue to the nature of the piece. In addition, if we have played or heard other pieces by Schumann, our knowledge of the composer’s musical style will make it much easier for us to enter his musical world. Above all, it is rhythm and tempo that will help us to...

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