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Teaching the twins Rosalie and Finn piano was both a challenge and inspiration for piano pedagogue and composer Bertram Schattel. Based on Anton Diabelli’s idea of giving piano beginners pieces to play that are not only immediately easy to master, but still sound good, Schattel invented 20 diversified little pieces in the five-tone range for piano duet. The pianistic challenges are consistently similar for both players. Since “Little Song in Tears” sounds musically very different from “Always nicely cool!” or “Tango Under the Sun,” the piano book is at one and the same time a fun introduction to various keys and rhythms and styles of playing.