Walkthrough - 2nd Movement (1)

Bars 1 - 12

The tempo is restrained; feel three beats in each bar, and not too fast. Play the melody line legato; gently lift lower notes out of the keyboard for the mezzo staccato touch while lightly pedalling quaver beats. Experiment here – some players prefer a more literal mezzo staccato (with discernable gaps between the chords). Pay very close attention to all marks of articulation and touch. To facilitate projection of the top line you might prefer to redistribute the hands as suggested by taking the lowest upper-stave...

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