Kabalevsky Op. 27 no. 18 Sonatina
Another piece favored by editors of student collections, Sonatina makes a great recital piece. Keep the rhythms precise, and be sure to keep the left hand staccato chords lighter than the right hand legato melody. Sometimes students associate the words ‘chord’ and ‘staccato’ with ‘loud’. I think that Kabalevsky does a great job of keeping us guessing where that melody is going to end up.