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 … Continue reading Chopin: Mazurka Op.7 No.4
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
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 Chopin: Mazurka Op.6 No.1
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 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 Merkel: Berceuse Op.18 No.4
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 … Continue reading Chopin: Waltz Op. 69 No. 1
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.
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.