Stroud Valleys Music Club

AT OUR February meeting we welcomed back Geoff Trinick from Cardiff RMS.

His entertaining presentation was all about the Scherzo.

Normally a lively piece of music, we heard that it is not always a joking matter, as Bruckner showed in a darkly dramatic scherzo in one of his symphonies.

Geoff started with a pioneer scherzo by Haydn – always good for a joke – and progressed via Beethoven and many others to modern times.

The sequence included the descriptive scherzo from Vaughan Williams’ well-loved London Symphony, and ended with the ‘Mickey Mouse’ music of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Dukas.

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