She opened the piano and sang, played charming nocturnes and scherzos
with a grace and sentiment which displayed a perfect freedom of mind, thus triumphing over her father, whose darkling face showed no softening.
The complete set of Chopin four Scherzos
could take everything that Lang threw at them -- the wild, impressive extroverted flourishes, the melting touch that he applied to the Trio sections, a gorgeous rippling waterfall effect in the third Scherzo
, the bombs-away codas.
30pm, with works including Scherzo
from Midsummer Night's Dream by Mendelssohn, Les Rose et les Epines by Zaretaki and Spanish Rhapsody by Liszt.
Although occasionally derivative and harmonically conservative they are still astonishingly mature works, neatly shaped and tuneful - the B minor third quartet's scherzo
anticipates Mendelssohn's Spinning Song from the mature Songs Without Words.
and reveals with greater mastery the bizarre background of the early symphonic pieces (the Scherzo
of Symphony No.
The orchestra mastered each 'movement' and the scherzo
was most impressive in which the maniacal rhythms and harmonic clashes suggest RVW's mood at the time.
During the intense Scherzo
, the SCO's solo violin plays in a Schumann style, full of emotion and optimism.
A hurly-burly scherzo
gave the orchestra the chance to showcase more of the crisp switch in dynamics, while the only purgatory in the purgatorio third movement (surely at heart more pastoral?
Alan Mao played a challenging selection, including Waltz Scherzo
McClelland's conception of the scherzo
is broad, including a number of related movement types such as minuets, intermezzos, and waltzes, along with several hybrids more difficult to categorize.
A drum growls in the pit, A frosty moment of expectation--and into the Scherzo
of George Balanchine's Tschaikovsky Suite No.
and the final presto could hardly be more of a contrast.