This Mazurka in E major has rustic melodies and motives that dominate all the pieces. In this piece the gesture rhythms of Mazur change 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 … Continue reading Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.3
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
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 Nevin: La Pastorella Op.21 No.6
Gustav Lange was a German composer known mainly for his wonderful melodious salon music. He was born in Schwerstedt near Erfurt, on August,13 in 1830 and was dead in Wernigerode on 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 … Continue reading Gustav Lange: Blumenlied Op. 39 (Flower Song)
Anton de Kontski was a polish pianist and composer born October 27, 1817 in Kraków and death in the same city December 7, 1899. In polish language his name is wrote: Antoni Kątski and in french: Antoine de Kontski. He was sometimes also called “Chevalier.” Anton was a student of John Field in Moscow and was considered a child prodigy. About his life we know that he performed a concert together with Chopin in 1845 in Paris. This piece is a Meditation about the history of the Ungru Castle Ruines.