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Czerny Op 740 #10, 2 Versions

Updated: Mar 3

As written, this short and quite pretty study would have to be repeated many times in succession to accommodate the kind of exercise it seems most appropriate for--chainees across the floor, pas de couru, through-the-counts steps. If you have a strong “thirds technique” that won’t be a problem. I haven’t; it’s a problem.

Op 740 #10, 1st Version: short Chainees music, 8 sets of 8

Op 740 #10, 1st Version Audio

This is my performance of #10 realized with DAW software. I trim off Czerny’s coda (mm17-end), repeat m 13 (in diminished 7th harmony) to get a turnaround back to C major, then fashion a little coda of my own to finish. It’s all of half a minute, a bauble.

But #10 can be played quite differently with considerably more usefulness in ballet class. Reduce the tempo and create a strong LH accompaniment, allowing the music to become ponderous and more like fondus than chainees, or, to go even further, more like grands battements than fondus.

Op 740 #10, 2nd Version: Grands Battements, 8 sets of 8

Op 740 #10, 2nd Version Audio

This is my performance of my 1st Version expanded with repeats and slowed to the quarter @85, a typical tempo for grands battements in one count (“in on one”). I provide a score in which it will be seen that I’ve filled in the LH with a heavy quarter-note stride to accompany the RH’s running thirds.

Op 740 #10, 2nd Version Score