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Programme Note

Composer Note:

I began Scherzo in 1987 as a Piano Sonata which was commissioned jointly by Peter Serkin and the Schubert Club of St. Paul, Minnesota. Work on the piece was set aside until this year (1989) when I felt that the music I had already composed was better suited to a shorter form. As I was composing Scherzo, however, I was inspired to make it the first of a group of four.

—Peter Lieberson

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