Burgmüller Op. 100, no. 18 Inquietude
Before I got a decent take, I thought I might have to rename this one “Ineptitude.” Notice that in the second section an interesting illusion takes place: from measure five through eight, it often sounds as if I’m only playing two notes in the right hand. I definately am, it’s just that the lower of the three gets swallowed by the left hand chord. The rhythmic device used throughout this etude (one hand entering continually on the off-beat) is a favorite of Burgmüller’s. It also plays a prominent role in The Clear Stream (no. 7), The Chase (no. 9), and Ballade (no. 15).