Scherzo in B minor, Op.20
Uploaded on Sep 30, 2014
The Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20 is a composition for piano written by Frederic Chopin, who was a Polish composer. The following piece was written in 1831 and dedicated to Thomas Albrecht. This piece was written during the November Uprising against the Russian Empire.
This piece is based on a strict ternary form, which is A-B-A, and a coda which leads to the end of the piece. It begins with chords in fortissimo, and a swift section which is in B minor. In the middle section, the piece leads into a slower and lyrical section in B major, and played in a soft manner. The melody in the middle section is an old Polish Christmas song, which is also known as Lulajze Jezuniu. Then, in a sudden, the loud chords reappear and return to the first section, which is a strong and quick section. At last, the piece leads into a different section that has not been heard before, which is the coda. It is played likely a cadenza in extreme speed filled with arpeggios and a B minor chromatic scale which leads to the Perfect cadence of the piece.
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