Burgmüller Op. 100, no. 23 The Return
Bring out the melody, wherever it appears. It’s easier in the second section, when the left hand is playing single notes, and more challenging when it’s in the upper note of the right hand. Keep your wrists relaxed when practicing the relentless staccato chords and do your best to keep the volume down. Notice that in measure 9, when the staccato chords begin, the dynamic is pianissimo, but when the theme returns in measure 25 the first chord is marked sforzando, immediately dropping to pianissimo again.