Schumann Op. 15, no. 8 By the Fireside (Am Kamin)
A joyous burst of music making, By the Fireside is remarkable in that the thumbs are crossed during just about the entire piece. Don’t be surprised if you get a little claustrophobic during the coda; you may feel that there’s not enough room for both hands to play the notes you need to play! This feeling is heightened when you hold the two left hand Fs for the full two and a half counts as notated.