By Robert D. Vandall
Fingers will truly fly in this fast and precise toccata-like solo. The left hand features eighth-note ostinato figures while the right hand melody consists mainly of sixteenth notes. The melody offers opportunities for analyzing scales in different keys and chords in root position and first inversion. The piece is written in E minor but uses many accidentals. The rhythmic vitality in 4/4 meter and the energetic style of this solo will make it a favorite of audiences and students alike.