5 Miniatures, Op92
- Worth the high price tag
- Editor's Choice
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
Here are some more delightful pieces from Emil Kronke. He writes so well for younger players, keeping the technical challenges simple but adding sumptuous harmonies underneath - he was a renowned accompanist in his day and this shows in his piano writing. The opening Gavotte in G major uses simple rhythms and melodies repeated at the end in the upper octave, whist the Waltz is simple enough to be played in 1 in a bar. Melodie is a lovely tune over a running quavers and Momento giocoso is just that in a sunny C major. The fifth movement, Etude mignonne, is all about semiquavers and is the hardest of the set. Any of these pieces would be great for a concert and it will be a book that will be used repeatedly over the years. A good investment I think!