October Scherzo’s last meet as our new season begins.

Our October meeting at Sonya Light’s home was the official end of our Summer Scherzos for the 2015 season.

In November we will split up again into our four individual groups:  The Glissandos, The Legatos, The Vivaces, and the Crescendos.

We had a nice gathering of pianists who presented some interesting and not so often heard pieces.  We also learned that John Field (1782-1837) introduced the term Nocturne  for select piano pieces and not Chopin as I always had assumed.  Our Lone Ranger in the instrument section was Edward Brennan who played one of Mahler’s beautiful songs on the viola.

Till we meet again, I remain yours sincerely,

Rumy Wildner

Performer Instrument Piece Performed Composer
Edward Brennan Viola “Ich ging mit Lust durch den Gustav Mahler
Clare Burden Piano gruenen Wald” from des Knaben
Wunderhorn
Margot Prendergast Piano Chanson de L’Escarpolette Gabriel Grovlez
Petites Litanies de Jesus
Joan Tischler Piano Arabesque No.1 Debussy
Sonya Light Piano Nocturne John Field
Maurizio Nisita Piano Sonata, KV358, 1st mov. Allegro Mozart
Clare Burden Duet
Marilyn Stanhope Piano Suite from the Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Funeral March of a Marionette Gounod
Maurizio Nisita Piano Gypsy Rondo Haydn
Linda Medsker Piano Prelude in Pastel Maxwell Eckstein
Clare Burden Piano 6 Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm from Bela Bartok
Mikrokosmos
Rumy Wildner Piano Truman Sleeps from the movie Philip Glass