Scherzo Music Recordings

A scherzo is a type of musical piece, usually part of a larger multi-movement work such as a symphony or sonata. The term has had many connotations, with its first documented uses being during the baroque: as the term scherzo roughly means 'joke' in Italian, some light-hearted, playful madrigals were called 'scherzos'. The common form of the scherzo grew out of the minuet, retaining its time signature and binary+trio form, buy eventually replacing it as a middle movement in large scale works like symphonies, quartets, etc.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
Scherzo no. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Scherzo no. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Scherzo no. 2, Op. 14 Clara Schumann Piano Romantic
Scherzo no. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Scherzo no. 4 in E major, Op. 54 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Scherzo, Op. 4 Johannes Brahms Piano Romantic