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Rocky Gorge, with a bridge, near Sorrento (1823) by Heinrich Reinhold (1788-1825)
Track(s) taken from CDA66771/2
Recording details: October 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Engineered by Tryggvi Tryggvason
Release date: February 1994
Total duration: 1 minutes 6 seconds

Scherzo, S153
composer
1827; in G minor

Scherzo S153  [1'06]

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The piano piece in G minor, long known as Scherzo (thanks to Busoni’s edition of 1927) but not so entitled by Liszt, dates from 1827. However, the piece is not so much a Scherzo as a Bagatelle, in the Beethovenian sense, and it is easy to read into its craggy jauntiness a homage to Beethoven: in the sprung rhythms and awkward leaps, in the clever manipulation of the diminished seventh (such a characteristic of his later work) and in the throwing of the theme across the keyboard, the old master is evoked. But it is probably coincidental that the piece dates from around the time of Beethoven’s death.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 1994

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