F. Chopin Mazurka Op.7 No.4

The last of the mazurkas from opus 7 in A flat major is:  […an unquestionable cliché of folk music…Tadeusz Zieliński wrote that this Mazurka was ‘taken note for note from folklore’] according to professor Mieczysław Tomaszewski,  This Mazurka was dedicated to Paul Emile Johns, a composer, known as the first who performed a Beethoven piano concerto […]

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F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.7 No.2

Mazurka Op. 7 No. 2 was composed by Chopin in a minor key. It has an intimate sound and sometimes tends to be grateful. The central part instead seems to evoke a piece of medieval festival music with a trumpet ring. In fact, in the album of Elsner’s daughter, Emilia was found in a previous […]

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F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.7 No.1

This Mazurka is in B flat major, Szulc wrote that ‘it has hired the length and breadth of Poland. This mazurka is similar in character to the ‘drinking song’ titled ‘Hulanka’. This Mazurka has the form of a rondo. The refrain, of unconventional design, thrusts its way upwards, swinging and swaggering, before falling back down […]

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F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.30 No.2

This Mazurka is in B minor. It has a peculiar music character that combines a minor key with a moderate tempo. The opening theme is based on a play of dynamics, alternating between piano and forte. In its wake, a curiously breathless motif comes to the forte, repeated insistently, on ever-higher degrees of the scale. […]

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F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.4

This Mazurka, in E flat minor, is the last of the opus 6 mazurkas composed by Chopin. It appears to be a memory of a lyric Kujawiak instead of a real piece of dance. Chopin gave this Mazurka a quick tempo – presto ma non troppo – quick but not too quick. A lot of pianists play it very […]

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