This composition by Reinhold Glière is a short but pleasing romantic work.  Its manageable range and repetitive melodic motive allow the performer’s musicianship and expression to shine.  Some difficulty lies in the nuance of executing the unwritten rubato, that is executed as part of performance practice, creating swells not only with the written dynamics but with the tempo as well.  While the work is not technically demanding, the rhythm’s duplet and triplet values may challenge a younger performer’s rhythmic integrity.  Another potential difficulty for a younger student is the piece’s numerous octave slurs; however, these should not sway one from approaching this work.  It is, in its own right, a wonderful piece which serves well as both a teaching tool and an addition to a recital.

 

Composer Glière, Reinhold
Dates (1875-1956)
Duration 3:00
Horn Range F3 to G5
Level Easy/Medium
Clef Treble Clef
Techniques N/A
Era/Style Romantic
Country/Region Russia
Accompaniment Available Piano
Accompaniment Difficulty Moderate
Movements One Movement