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Monday, July 09, 2012

Definitions for scherzando

  1. Playful; sportive.

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Citations for scherzando
A short coda recalls the scherzando music, and the piece concludes with the jazzy harmony. Howard Pollack, John Alden Carpenter
A recapitulation satisfies the sonata principle by partially transposing both of the episodes to the tonic, and to cap off the movement with a tour de force Weber combines the last statement of the refrain with the scherzando theme. R. Larry Todd, Nineteenth-Century Piano Music
Origin of scherzando
Scherzando comes from the Italian word scherzare meaning "to joke." It entered English in the early 1800s.