Frédéric Chopin: Scherzo n°1 in b minor, op. 20 (David Kadouch)
David Kadouch (piano) performs "Scherzo n°1" in b minor, op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin. Concert recorded live on 10 March 2019 at the Studio 104 at Radio France, in Paris.
The Scherzo n°1, composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1832 and dedicated to his friend Thomas Albrecht, announces a series of four scherzi with important significance in the life of Chopin. He turned the scherzo into a work full of poetry and drama, far from the scherzo movement of Beethoven symphonies or the Classical period (considered as an "amusement"). The first scherzo, which begins Presto con fuoco, is a perfect example: after two chords played fortissimo comes a frantic and dramatic wave of rising and falling motifs. The central section, Molto piu lento in B major, is a return to a temporary stillness before the return of the theme which gives this Scherzo its title “Banquet infernal”.