This piece sounds way too hard to be so easy! The damper pedal and lots of octave movement makes this piece sound “Rachmaninoff-huge” and absolutely impressive. It’s a great Romantic-Era-style recital piece that’s pattern-based that makes preparation and memorization very simple. This is one of those pieces students (and teachers) will want to keep under their fingers forever.
Key: G minor
Mood: serious, expressive
Pedagogy: octave movement, pedal, dynamic contrasts, controlled rubato