Les cinq doigts
Les cinq doigts is a 1921 piano composition by Igor Stravinsky. Subtitled 8 mélodies très faciles sur 5 notes ("8 very easy melodies on 5 notes"), the work comprises eight short pieces in which the right hand generally plays only five notes, remaining in essentially the same position at the keyboard throughout the work. The movements of the work have these tempo markings:
Stravinsky made a recording of Les cinq doigts for the Brunswick label as part of his first recording contract, signed in 1925.
The Moderato is featured in the movie Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky.
- BBC Radio 3 page on Stravinsky piano works
- Les cinq doigts: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project
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