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Scherzo, S153
composer
1827; in G minor

Recordings
'Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt' (CDA66771/2)
Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt
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'Liszt: Complete Piano Music' (CDS44501/98)
Liszt: Complete Piano Music
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Details
Track 13 on CDA66771/2 CD2 [1'06] 2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
Track 13 on CDS44501/98 CD2 [1'06] 99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)

Scherzo, S153
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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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Details for CDA66771/2 disc 2 track 13
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-94-77213
Duration
1'06
Recording date
10 October 1992
Recording venue
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Recording engineer
Tryggvi Tryggvason
Hyperion usage
  1. Liszt: The complete music for solo piano, Vol. 26 – The Young Liszt (CDA66771/2)
    Disc 2 Track 13
    Release date: February 1994
    2CDs Please, someone, buy me …
  2. Liszt: Complete Piano Music (CDS44501/98)
    Disc 2 Track 13
    Release date: February 2011
    99CDs Boxed set + book (at a special price)
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