Dvorak Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66

Dvorak's Scherzo Capriccioso, Op. 66 was composed in the year 1883.  Premiered by National Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Adolf Čech.  Despite its name, which suggests that it is a work cheerful and playful nature, the Scherzo capriccioso strongly represents a period in his life of some internal crisis whose cause has not yet been satisfactorily clarified. Perhaps it was caused by the emotional upheaval that Dvorak experienced in connection with the death of his mother on the 15th of December in 1882. This period of the composer's life, includes, among other things his work on the dramatic seventh symphony and his Piano Trio in F minor.

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