I. Presto alla Tedesca exposition
NOTES: There is no question that the right hand's melody leads, but it can be quite effective to highlight the left hand in mm. 11–12. Lingering on the downbeat of m. 12 helps to enhance the contrast between the opening forte dynamic and the leggiermente marking of the transition. One of the greatest technical difficulties is keeping the eighth notes even; they never stop! Be sure to shape the many scalar passages into musical lines, so as to reduce the risk of sounding like a machine.