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gerg - Chabrier Scherzo-Valse from Pièces Pittoresque: Message Board

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Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894) was a French composer heavily influenced by a Spanish idiom.

Presented here is his Scherzo-Valse, a fun and fingery piece.

To me, it invokes imagery of a busy and bustling village market. Oh, if only I had more time for piano :(

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liszt85 2010-10-18 20:15:22 Very well executed! Enjoyed listening to it.
Cinnamonbear 2010-08-23 12:56:27 This is CUTE! You do an excellent job setting the scene and telling the story! Nice range of textures~ Thanks for sharing this one! The ending made me laugh!
Inlanding 2010-08-21 22:49:21 So clean and fresh is your playing. Such an epic piece! An inspiration.
gerg 2010-08-21 20:38:35 Well, thank you very much David, Carey, Heidi, wr.

The bulk of the piece is actually in 9/16 timing - essentially, a waltz consisting of triplets. The B theme is 3/8.

wr, I'm sure you could play it much better :-)

David, the Pieces Pittoresque is actually ten compositions, with the Scherzo-Valse as the finale. You would have a field day with them! BTW, not related, but I'd love to hear your Fauré Nocturne #6 sometime.
Rachfan 2010-08-21 16:07:52 Hi gerg,

What a delightful and up-beat piece! Also a most creative idea of combining the forms of waltz and scherzo. And, gerg, very well played by you too. Excellent! It's too bad that Chabrier isn't heard more often. Someday I'll have to play one or more of this composer's pieces. So far I have only played his music indirectly through Ravel's "A la maniere de... Emmanuel Chabrier".

Carey 2010-08-21 10:00:15 I too was impressed with the clariy and precision of your playing - and the wonderful musical mood you create !!
heidiv 2010-08-21 08:09:12 This has to be one of the happiest pieces I've ever heard. Your playing really brings out the frivolity. Your precision is very impressive. Love it!
wr 2010-08-21 03:24:04 You are right - that was fun! This was actually a piece I was considering until you claimed it, and now I am glad you did.
gerg 2010-08-21 00:14:16 Thanks both of you. This was certainly not as clean nor precise as I would have liked, but the e-cital gave me a solid incentive to learn it. It is very fun to play and yes, takes very little pedal. It's almost Bach-like in a certain technical sense.
Carey 2010-08-20 23:30:57 Nice work with this Gerg !! Very impressive !!
Sorcerer88 2010-08-20 20:16:58 Oh yes, that's a busy village market ^^ fun staccato-like piece, you almost used no pedal, right? it reminds me of a harpsichord.