She suggested the scherzo, which the master had not yet heard, but eventually got a scolding for her pains.
So they plunged again into an Andante and scherzo of Beethoven.
And then what does that irritating Lætitia Wilson do but say suddenly, "I'm quite ready for the scherzo, dear, if you are."
The scherzo is again of the Beethoven order in its contagious comicality.
The closing bars suggest the stringendo passage and presto bars in the coda of the scherzo of the "Choral Symphony."
Then came the scherzo, and from that moment they were Balaams.
To the meagre body of American scherzos, Bartlett's scherzo will be very welcome.
Why was that scherzo on the music-desk, and why do its leaves turn so inconveniently?
Hilda listened with pleasure and with exaltation to the scherzo.
In place of the old minuet movement Beethoven introduced the scherzo.
1852, from Italian scherzo, literally "sport, joke," from scherzare "to jest or joke," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German scherzen "to jump merrily, enjoy oneself," German scherz "sport"), from PIE *(s)ker- (2) "leap, jump about." The lively second or third movement in a multi-movement work. Scherzando is the Italian gerund of scherzare.