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A scherzo is a musical term that originated from the Italian word for joke or jest. The scherzo’s ability to inject a dose of vibrancy and light-heartedness into a larger musical work adds to its appeal and makes it a distinctive element within the composition

An intriguing aspect of Beethoven’s symphonic works is his introduction of the symphonic scherzo. Before his 2nd symphony in D Major, Mozart and Haydn composed Minuets, a precursor to the scherzo. Experience this remarkable movement and the entire symphony firsthand.

The Overture, Scherzo, and Finale in E major is an orchestral composition by Robert Schumann, initially envisioned as his second symphony. This distinctive three-movement piece includes yet another lively scherzo.

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