Kabalevsky Op. 27 no. 8 Cradle Song
Kabalevsky maintains a mysterious nocturnal mood throughout this lullaby (I love those beautiful seventh chords). Bring out the melody as it travels between the hands. Notice that when the melody returns to the right hand in measure 32 it’s an inversion of the first entrance in measure 3. At this point, you might be wondering “what sort of childhood did Kabalevsky have?” Of the first ten selection, 7 are written in a minor key and some are downright gloomy.