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14-year old Ann brings down the house on NPR's From the Top with her electrifying signature piece.Ann makes her violin simulate a fife whistling and then her bow arm plays Yankee Doodle's Presto triple-stop conclusion with breathtaking accuracy and conviction.
Ann plays Franz Schubert's delightful Scherzo and Trio with charm and zest. This sonata is on Ann's 2005 album "Bach, Schubert & Bruch".
Beethoven innovated the "scherzo" (literally "joke" in Italian) as a piece identical in form to a more regal minuet, but playful in style. Schubert worked in the shadow of his contemporary, Beethoven, and was not well-known during his lifetime. He lived an impoverished and bohemian lifestyle. This light-hearted piece was written for his intimate private parties (called "Schubertiad") with his close admirers (called "Schuberians"), who often participated in the performances.
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