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  • Ensemble: Solo.
  • Genres: Classical / contemporary: Solos.
  • Product format: Partitura
  • Difficulty level: Advanced-superior
  • Period: 2nd half S. XX - XXI
  • Publishing house: Editorial Boileau
  • Collection: Siglo XXI
  • No. of pages: 24
  • Measure: 31,00 x 23,00 cm
  • Lenght: 6'00"
  • ISMN: 979-0-3503-0337-1
  • Available in digital: No
  • Available for rent: No

This Scherzo was written during the summer of 2000 in Tagamanent, having been commissioned by the Granollers International Music Festival to commemorate the composer Josep Mª Ruera. It was first performed in October of that year by pianist Jordi Masó, to whom the work is dedicated. Throughout the piece, which is strikingly virtuosic and lasts for approximately seven minutes, the composer alternates very different sections. The main section of the piece, which adheres to the lively, playful and extrovert nature of the genre to which the title refers, thus contrasts with other slow, meditative sections, which increase in importance as the work progresses. Towards the end of the piece, a short passage taken from Ruera’s sardana for piano, Tocs de festa, is included as a tribute to the Catalan composer. The conclusion of the work is based on very fast figures that end up fading out in the high register of the piano.

Scherzo lies within a group of works that stand out for the conciseness of their form, the search for harmonic clarity, great rhythmic dynamism, and a demanding idiomatic rendition that requires the performer’s complicity.

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