The score is visually clean, easy to read; idiomatic scalar and broken-chord
patterns produce a full, rich keyboard sound.
He even used two pianos -a warmly resonant Fabbrini-rebuilt Steinway, which shimmered most beguilingly in the Trio section of the C major Sonata's scherzo, and a leaner-voiced Bosendorfer that gave crisp definition and clarity to broken-chord
accompaniments and especially the layered textures in the slow movements of the Op.2 A major and Op.7 E flat sonatas.
The subsequent "Catastrophe in the Jungle" utilizes three clefs throughout, again reflecting Skalkottas's unique multiplaned musical texture that makes use of trills, tremolos, broken-chord
passages, and block chords in a highly virtuosic manner.
The raised fourths in the melody from "A Faded Letter" allow the pianist to experience Chopin-inspired lines, and the left hand has simple broken-chord
accompaniments that are manageable for most early-intermediate students.