Kabalevsky, Op. 27, no. 30 Dramatic Event
Well, it’s a wrap! Thirty pieces in 31 days. Kabalevsky ends his Op. 27 with this exciting and emotional piece. The dotted rhythm adds greatly to the overall drama, as does the amazing crescendo that begins at pianissimo in m. 27 and culminates in a powerful fortissimo on a beautiful D flat major chord in m. 48. Be careful not to get too loud too soon! Note that Kabalevsky writes in his own ritardando towards the end by simply elongating the note values (m. 66-70). A terrific piece to round out a great collection of music!