F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.3

This Mazurka in E major has rustic melodies and motives that dominate all the piece. In this piece the gesture rhythms of Mazur changes in a Kujawiak melody. The Mazur (traditional Polish folk dance from Masovia) has two themes: the principal theme, returning like a refrain, and the secondary is an episodic theme. Kujawiak appears, floats between … Continue reading F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.3

F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.2

The Mazurka Op.6 n.2 is in C-sharp minor. It has the rhythm of a Mazur a little bit melancholic. This mazurka manifests all its power and its force only in the cadence. In the trio, we find a contrast of shades and character with the entry of a new joyful melody of a Kujawiak, according to … Continue reading F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 n.2

F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.1

Mazurka The Mazurka, in Polish Mazurek, is a couple dancing with widespread triple rhythm across Europe. The etymology of the word Mazurka is of Polish origin and derives from Mazury, Mazury in Polish, or Mazovia, names of two Polish regions, to Mazurek, a village near Warsaw, where the first 500 originated this dance, or Mazur, … Continue reading F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.1

E. Nevin: La Pastorella Op.21 No.6

Nevin was an American composer and pianist. He was born on November 25, 1862, at Vineacre, in Edgeworth, Pennsylvania. From a young age, he was musically inclined. He began playing the piano at the age of four and studied in Dresden under Von Böhme. In 1878, he attended Western University but that left at the … Continue reading E. Nevin: La Pastorella Op.21 No.6

G. Merkel: Berceuse Op.18 No.4

Gustav Merkel was a German organist and composer. He was born on November 12, 1827, in Oberoderwitz, Kingdom of Saxony and was dead on October 30, 1885, in Dresden. He studied piano with Schumann's father in law, Friedrich Wieck. He spent most of his career in Dresden, concentrating on organ-playing from 1858. A Lutheran himself, he nevertheless … Continue reading G. Merkel: Berceuse Op.18 No.4

F. Chopin: Valse Op. 69, No. 1

The Waltz Op. 69 n. 1 is a waltz for solo piano was written by Frédéric Chopin in September 1835 and is also known by the title apocryphal Waltz farewell. According to Wodzinski's book in the volume Le Trois Romans De Frédéric Chopin, the piece was inspired by the composer Maria Wodzińska when he was about … Continue reading F. Chopin: Valse Op. 69, No. 1

Gustav Lange: Blumenlied Op. 39 (Flower Song)

Gustav Lange was a German composer known mainly for his wonderful melodious salon music. He was born in Schwerstedt near Erfurt, August,13 in 1830 and was dead in Wernigerode July,20 in 1889. He received initial musical training from his father on the piano and organ, followed by conservatory studies in piano, organ, thorough bass, and composition. His teachers … Continue reading Gustav Lange: Blumenlied Op. 39 (Flower Song)