Microminiature no 1, op 68
About the work
The first of the three movements is based around a mordant figure and short four-note melodic phrase. The second has a ‘pedal-note’ throughout, starting and finishing in A major. The third features repeated quaver figures in a dance-like 6/8 time.
Some tied notes in strings linking the two movements, marked ‘attacca’.Each of the three movement lasts one minute, and the dynamic markings give a contrast between them, with clearly marked phrasing to emphasise the short melodic lines.