Monday, July 09, 2012
Definitions for scherzando
- Playful; sportive.
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Citations for scherzando
A short coda recalls the scherzando music, and the piece concludes with the jazzy harmony.
A recapitulation satisfies the sonata principle by partially transposing both of the episodes to the tonic, and to cap off the movement with a tour de force Weber combines the last statement of the refrain with the scherzando theme.
Origin of scherzando
Scherzando comes from the Italian word scherzare meaning "to joke." It entered English in the early 1800s.