Repertoire Ideas (Part 1)

Clara Schumann - Scherzo in G, Op. 15 No. 4

Clara Schumann's short Scherzo from Op. 15 No. 4 is a delightful piece to study at the intermediate level. A jaunty 'A' section is contrasted by a sustained, melancholic trio before the playful main section returns. The work provides a wide variety of technical and musical challenges, including fast staccato passages, arpeggios, two-note slurs, and projecting cantabile over chorale texture. Fred Karpoff guides you to integrate three-dimensional technique with musical insights to play this piece with ease.

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