Sheet Music – £ – Dmitri Kabalevsky’s Sonatina Op No.1 in C Major is for Piano and is published here in a revision by Joseph Wolman. Check out Kabalevsky: Sonatina, Op, No.1 – 3. Presto by Daniel Barenboim on Amazon Music. Stream ad-free or purchase CD’s and MP3s now on. Pupils generally love Kabalevsky’s playful and characterful pieces with their imaginative titles and quirky rhythms. This one movement Sonatina will suit most .
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Dmitri Kabalevsky was a Russian composer and teacher who studied composition and piano at the Moscow Conservatory. He also worked as a silent cinema pianist!
This might account for the drama and character of his pieces. This one movement Sonatina will suit most pupils and will teach them to play blocked staccato LH chords and dotted rhythms within an enjoyable and imaginative piece. This is a one movement, march-like but playful Sonatina in A minor. Kabalevsky has clearly marked in the dynamic markings and this, with the articulation marks will give the piece its character. Ask your students to do lots of separate hand practice and encourage them to listen hard to the results.
The phrasing is written clearly, and observing it lifting off at the end of a phrase and putting down at the startreally helps the RH to observe the changing dynamics. Make sure that the RH melody is always dynamically one step above the LH. Observing the phrasing will help this.
Kabalevsky – Sonatina No 18, Opus 27
Bars 7 and 8 RH ascending scale-like figure; do isolated practice of this bit. Start quiet to give room for the crescendo and keep fingers strong to the top of the crescendo. The dotted rhythms need to be clear so teach them by clapping, counting, tapping and playing.
Explain how to play chords effectively and evenly; i. You might like to write in the fingering when the A tune returns at bar Point out the change of fingers on repeated notes bars 3 and 4 etc.
This is a very appealing Sonatina a great choice for young pupils to play in a competition sonatina class. It has lots of contrast so use it to encourage aural work: Warm up with A minor scales p, mf, cresc, dim. When your pupils play, ask them to mark their staccato out of Make sure that they understand all the signs, terms and symbols.
Secure LH chords are vital so explain that they will sound better if the fingers are curved and lined up and kept firm, then push from the wrist. Listen to the sound – is it clear and absolutely together? Tap, play, and make sure that semi-quavers sound as though they belong to the next quaver, play slowly in hand groups. Keep the last 4 bars in strict time as the music diminuendos.
Worth isolating and practising many times!
Re accents; lean on them, no more. An excellent performance will be confident and full of kabaleveky with a constant tempo and a secure underlying sense of pulse.
Kabalevsky: Sonatina No. 1 in C major, opus 13 | Presto Sheet Music
It will have drama and contrast, with plenty of detail. A good performance will have accurate rhythms, contrasting dynamics and a good balance between hands.
Kabalevsk – Sonatina No 18, Opus Background Dmitri Kabalevsky was a Russian composer and teacher who studied composition and piano at the Moscow Conservatory.
Pedalling Not really necessary here – the staccato needs to remain crisp and clear. Teaching Strategies This is a very appealing Sonatina a great choice for young pupils to play in a competition sonatina class.
Troubleshooting Secure LH chords are vital so explain that they will sound snoatina if the fingers are curved and lined up and kept firm, then push from the wrist. Final Performance An excellent performance will be confident and full of character with a constant tempo and a secure underlying sense of pulse.