Robert Schumann’s “Scenes from Childhood”), is a set of thirteen pieces for piano, written in 1838. The 7th one, Reverie or Träumerai, means Dreaming. Playing soft, slow pieces is never easy, and requires great bow control, focusing on weight and speed. This arrangement is also quite rhythmically challenging, using long slurs, and ties, which requires planning and careful counting for entries. Rubato is used throughout the piece and the tempo changes call for the students to pay close attention to the director. There are opportunities for all to practice vibrato and also some position work in the violin and viola parts.
|Listen to a recording of Reverie (Träumerai)
The folio contains: Parts for string orchestra (8-8-4-4-5-2)