Intermezzo from Faschingsschwank aus Wien by Schumann
A fellow student in my teacher’s studio was studying this for his senior recital, but I think what attracted me to Opus 26 was the fancy title. It’s so much more fun to say than Vienna Carnival, don’t you think?
The Intermezzo is the fourth of five movements in this curious piece that’s just as difficult as the more famous Carnaval, Opus 9. However, it’s quite a bit shorter, which makes it appealing to me as a doable project early next year.