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The Playful Scherzo

Scherzo is an Italian term that means "jest" or "to joke".Stefany Andrade/Unsplash

Episode 35 - The Playful Scherzo

Classical Kids Corner - The Playful Scherzo


May 01, 2021

Listen to the exciting sounds of the musical form called a scherzo.

Episode 35 playlist

Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night’s Dream —Lively scherzos tend to be played fast, like this Scherzo written by Felix Mendelssohn for a play.

Mendelssohn: Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream

John Williams: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra — This is a scherzo written for the action/adventure film, Indiana Jones.

John Williams: Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra

Florence Price: Scherzo from the Piano Sonata in E minor — In a scherzo, you will often hear the first musical idea, a second musical idea, and then the first one repeated.

Florence Price: Scherzo from the Piano Sonata in E minor

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