Scherzo and Petite Suite composed by Alexander Borodin (1833-1887). For Piano. Masterworks; Piano Solo; Solo. Kalmus Edition. Form: Suite. Masterwork; Romantic. Advanced; Early Advanced; Intermediate; Late Intermediate. 32 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.K09946).
ISBN 0769254519. Masterwork; Romantic.
Alexander Borodin's Scherzo in A-flat major and his Petite Suite (a suite of seven piano pieces), were written in 1885 and were later orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov. The Petite Suite consists of 7 movements, with descriptions supplied by the composer: 1. Au couvent, Andante religioso, C sharp minor ("The Church's vows foster thoughts only of God") * 2.Intermezzo, Tempo di minuetto, F major ("Dreaming of Society Life") * 3. Mazurka I, Allegro, C major ("Thinking only of dancing") * 4. Mazurka II, Allegretto, D flat major ("Thinking both of the dance and the dancer") * 5. Rêverie, Andante, D flat major ("Thinking only of the dance") * 6. Serenade, Allegretto, D flat major ("Dreaming of love") * 7. Nocturne, Andantino, G flat major ("Lulled by the happiness of being in love").