Anton Diabelli’s Jungendfreuden (Pleasures Of Youth) Op.163 is a work which comprises six sonatinas for Piano Duet, ideal for teacher and student. The primo duet part is based round five notes, allowing elementary student’s who have mastered the 5-finger position to perform these superb pieces. Within each movement of each sonatina the 5-finger position changes in key and register, however both the left and right hand, playing predominantly the same notes an octave apart, keep within a five-finger position. The secondo part is more demanding, providing further harmonic and rhythmic interest to the more simplistic primo part.
This edition has been edited by Carl Adolf Martienssen.