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What is the time signature of the piece?

4/4 (C)


There are 3 turns in the piece - describe them

The first is a diatonic septuplet (b. 4) and the second is a chromatic septuplet (b. 23) (septuplet - seven notes played in the length of a crotchet). There is also a dectuplet in b. 79


What is written at the start of the score and what does it tell the performer to do?

Sostenuto - 'sustained' - the piece should be played in a legato and unhurried manner


What technique is used to make a flexible tempo?

Rubato - some notes are played longer or shorter than written