work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

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work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

Postby steltz » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:32 pm

Much like the previous post, the instrumentation, and lack of an "arrangements" heading seems to indicate that the original was for 4 bassoons, but the file titles indicated that this work is "transcripted" for 4 bassoons, though the title page doesn't seem to indicate that at all.

As a woodwind player, I've always known of this piece but wondered about its genesis.

Does anyone know the history of this piece, and whether it is an arrangement?
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Re: work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

Postby daphnis » Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:37 pm

The composition known as "Humoresque Scherzo" was written for 4 bassoons but was taken as No. 9 from the 10 piano pieces Op.12.

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Re: work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

Postby steltz » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:07 pm

So the piano piece is the transcription?
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Re: work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

Postby daphnis » Sat Sep 19, 2009 10:47 pm

No piece is technically a transcription. Both are original conceptions, but the Scherzo (Opus 12bis) was composed as an extraction from the 10 pieces for piano, Op.12 (number 9 in the set). Therefore both the Scherzo and the 10 pieces for piano should have separate work pages.

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Re: work page for Prokofiev's Scherzo Humoristique

Postby Peter » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:23 pm

unknowing of this conversation, I had already moved the Op.12b to its own work page, because it was published separately.


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