Chopin's Scherzos are truly unique. The first is by far my favorite. To say the b minor scherzo is moody would be making quite an understatement! In sonata form, the whirling, downright demonic "A" section provides startling contrast to the divine lamentations of the "B" section, which is based on a Polish Christmas carol. There is then a verbatim repeat of the "A" section leading to the hair-raising finale. I love it so much simply because it shows a violent side of Chopin we rarely hear.