Mauro Giuliani’s Op.100 is a collection of 24 cadenzas, caprices, rondos, and preludes. These short etudes are lively and melodic.
Full of intrigue, Giuliani’s Op.100 offers plenty of fun and challenging patterns for both hands. The difficulty level is suitable for beginner and intermediate students alike.
Etude No.1 in C major simply has “Cadenze” or Cadenza in the subtitle. In this piece, it means that this short work might serve as a rhythmically free or improvisational portion of a larger piece for virtuosic display.
The Italian term Maestoso found at the beginning of the piece indicates that the piece is meant to be played in a dignified, majestic fashion. Counting the eighth note rests among the sequential sixteenth note phrases may present the biggest challenge in this piece.