Czardas, Op. 24, No. 4
Piano - SMP Level 10 (Advanced); NFMC Level: Musically Advanced Class 2
Composed by Edward MacDowell (1861-1908). Edited by Lynn Freeman Olson. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Alfred Masterwork Edition. Early Advanced/Advanced level piece for the Piano Solo event with the National Federation of Music Clubs (NFMC) Festivals Bulletin 2008-2009-2010. Masterwork; Romantic. Sheet. 8 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.2631).
Item Number: AP.2631
Written in "perpetual motion" style, the running sixteenth notes seem to be endless in this "Presto con fuoco" composition for the more advanced student. It is played very fast, but also "lightly" through most of the song, and very "marcato." There are numerous grace notes, legato against staccato between the hands, a wide use of chromaticism and other scale work over the entire keyboard.
About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.