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 … Continue reading F. Chopin: Mazurka Op.7 No.4
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
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
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
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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
The Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth., called also Lento con gran espressione was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1830 and published posthumous in 1870. Chopin dedicated this composition to his older sister, Ludwika Chopin, with the statement: "To my sister Ludwika as an exercise before beginning the study of my second Concerto". It is sometimes also called Reminiscence.