MODERATO – Antonio Diabelli
I find this fourth piece far easier than the others previously seen, the tempo is moderate and, moreover, in this song there are notes with very high values.
Although the tempo is moderate (metronome 108-120), I recommend to play the entire piece at 144 (this means that each note of the right hand match up to 2 metronome beats).
There is no particular fingering to follow, because the piece is almost spread on 5 notes.
However, it must not to be underestimated because this piece helps developing the expressiveness, of which certainly there is plenty in this track!
In this track we must imagine a dialogue, a cross-talk, and if you listen well, the melody seems describe a perfect conversation.
In the song there are 3 speakers. The speaker A which includes the beats n° 1-2-9-10, the speaker B which includes the beats n° 3-4-11-12 and the speaker C which includes the remaining others (5-6-7-8-13-14-15-16). Whenever the speaker changes, the hand must be raised. Now we can imagine this kind of dialogue between the characters:
A: Today I went to the park.
B: With whom did you go to the park?
C: He went to the park with me!
A: We went a bit around
B: Around is a bit too general
C: We visited the castle and then we returned home.
See how funny it is?
The 3 parties interact among them, there isn’t a clear separation; the key theme is composed by the first 2 beats and is further developed through a very specific scheme. Therefore, give expressivity even to a piece as simple as this one, and if you consider it carefully, you’ll notice that it is really nice! 😉
The left hand, while A and B talk, plays legato notes, while it recovers upon the arrival of C and then plays again legato until A and B return to the dialogue.
The dynamic in this piece ranges from “p” (piano) to “f“(forte).
The piece plays piano at the beginning, during the dialogue between A and B, but increases suddenly to forte as soon as C enters the scene (just like it happens in operas!). Once C said what he had to say, he gives way again to A “retreating” with a diminuendo.
To download the piano sheet Here