Frédéric Chopin
Mazurkas

About Frédéric Chopin's Mazurkas

The Mazurka is a Polish dance in triple time. Its name is derived from the word mazur, which refers to an inhabitant of the Mazovia region in Poland. A typical, basic mazurka rhythm consists of two quavers followed by two crotchets, with an accent on the second or third beat.
Chopin’s Mazurkas (which also include elements of two other Polish national dances, the slow Kujawiak and the fast Oberek) were written during the whole span of his career, and illustrate better than any other of his works his aim of expressing the Polish spirit. Chopin here pursues some of his most audacious and novel ideas in terms of harmony and melody.
Liszt remarked that "to do justice to the mazurkas, one would have to harness a new pianist of the first rank to each one of them".

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Preview TitleKey Year Level
Mazurka 1 Op. 6 No. 1  in F-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAB Mazurka 1 Op. 6 No. 120 F-sharp Minor 1832 6
Mazurka 2 Op. 6 No. 2  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAC Mazurka 2 Op. 6 No. 25 C-sharp Minor 1832 6
Mazurka 3 Op. 6 No. 3  in E Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAD Mazurka 3 Op. 6 No. 313 E Major 1832 7
Mazurka 4 Op. 6 No. 4  in E-flat Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAE Mazurka 4 Op. 6 No. 412 E-flat Minor 1832 8
Mazurka 5 Op. 7 No. 1  in B-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAF Mazurka 5 Op. 7 No. 133 B-flat Major 1832 6
Mazurka 6 Op. 7 No. 2  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAG Mazurka 6 Op. 7 No. 230 A Minor 1832 6
Mazurka 7 Op. 7 No. 3  in F Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAH Mazurka 7 Op. 7 No. 318 F Minor 1832 6
Mazurka 8 Op. 7 No. 4  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAI Mazurka 8 Op. 7 No. 427 A-flat Major 1832 6
Mazurka 9 Op. 7 No. 5  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAJ Mazurka 9 Op. 7 No. 51 C Major 1832 6
Mazurka 10 Op. 17 No. 1  in B-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAK Mazurka 10 Op. 17 No. 133 B-flat Major 1834 7
Mazurka 11 Op. 17 No. 2  in E Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAL Mazurka 11 Op. 17 No. 214 E Minor 1834 7
Mazurka 12 Op. 17 No. 3  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAM Mazurka 12 Op. 17 No. 327 A-flat Major 1834 7
Mazurka 13 Op. 17 No. 4  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAN Mazurka 13 Op. 17 No. 430 A Minor 1834 6
Mazurka 14 Op. 24 No. 1  in G Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAO Mazurka 14 Op. 24 No. 124 G Minor 1836 6
Mazurka 15 Op. 24 No. 2  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAP Mazurka 15 Op. 24 No. 230 A Minor 1836 7
Mazurka 16 Op. 24 No. 3  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAQ Mazurka 16 Op. 24 No. 327 A-flat Major 1836 7
Mazurka 17 Op. 24 No. 4  in B-flat Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAR Mazurka 17 Op. 24 No. 434 B-flat Minor 1836 7
Mazurka 18 Op. 30 No. 1  in C Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAS Mazurka 18 Op. 30 No. 12 C Minor 1837 6
Mazurka 19 Op. 30 No. 2  in B Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAT Mazurka 19 Op. 30 No. 236 B Minor 1837 7
Mazurka 20 Op. 30 No. 3  in D-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAU Mazurka 20 Op. 30 No. 36 D-flat Major 1837 8
Mazurka 21 Op. 30 No. 4  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAV Mazurka 21 Op. 30 No. 45 C-sharp Minor 1837 8
Mazurka 22 Op. 33 No. 1  in G-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAW Mazurka 22 Op. 33 No. 126 G-sharp Minor 1838 7
Mazurka 23 Op. 33 No. 2  in D Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAX Mazurka 23 Op. 33 No. 27 D Major 1838 8
Mazurka 24 Op. 33 No. 3  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music AAY Mazurka 24 Op. 33 No. 31 C Major 1838 7
Mazurka 25 Op. 33 No. 4  in B Minor by Chopin piano sheet music AAZ Mazurka 25 Op. 33 No. 436 B Minor 1838 6
Mazurka 26 Op. 41 No. 1  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABA Mazurka 26 Op. 41 No. 15 C-sharp Minor 1840 7
Mazurka 27 Op. 41 No. 2  in E Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABB Mazurka 27 Op. 41 No. 214 E Minor 1840 6
Mazurka 28 Op. 41 No. 3  in B Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABC Mazurka 28 Op. 41 No. 335 B Major 1840 7
Mazurka 29 Op. 41 No. 4  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABD Mazurka 29 Op. 41 No. 427 A-flat Major 1840 7
Mazurka 30 Op. 50 No. 1  in G Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABE Mazurka 30 Op. 50 No. 123 G Major 1842 6
Mazurka 31 Op. 50 No. 2  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABF Mazurka 31 Op. 50 No. 227 A-flat Major 1842 7
Mazurka 32 Op. 50 No. 3  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABG Mazurka 32 Op. 50 No. 35 C-sharp Minor 1842 7
Mazurka 33 Op. 56 No. 1  in B Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABH Mazurka 33 Op. 56 No. 135 B Major 1844 7
Mazurka 34 Op. 56 No. 2  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABI Mazurka 34 Op. 56 No. 21 C Major 1844 7
Mazurka 35 Op. 56 No. 3  in C Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABJ Mazurka 35 Op. 56 No. 32 C Minor 1844 7
Mazurka 36 Op. 59 No. 1  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABK Mazurka 36 Op. 59 No. 130 A Minor 1846 7
Mazurka 37 Op. 59 No. 2  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABL Mazurka 37 Op. 59 No. 227 A-flat Major 1846 7
Mazurka 38 Op. 59 No. 3  in F-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABM Mazurka 38 Op. 59 No. 320 F-sharp Minor 1846 7
Mazurka 39 Op. 63 No. 1  in B Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABN Mazurka 39 Op. 63 No. 135 B Major 1847 7
Mazurka 40 Op. 63 No. 2  in F Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABO Mazurka 40 Op. 63 No. 218 F Minor 1847 6
Mazurka 41 Op. 63 No. 3  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABP Mazurka 41 Op. 63 No. 35 C-sharp Minor 1847 7
Mazurka 42 Op. 67 No. 1  in G Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABQ Mazurka 42 Op. 67 No. 123 G Major 1835 7
Mazurka 43 Op. 67 No. 2  in G Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABR Mazurka 43 Op. 67 No. 224 G Minor 1849 6
Mazurka 44 Op. 67 No. 3  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABS Mazurka 44 Op. 67 No. 31 C Major 1835 6
Mazurka 45 Op. 67 No. 4  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABT Mazurka 45 Op. 67 No. 430 A Minor 1846 7
Mazurka 46 Op. 68 No. 1  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABU Mazurka 46 Op. 68 No. 11 C Major 1829 7
Mazurka 47 Op. 68 No. 2  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABV Mazurka 47 Op. 68 No. 230 A Minor 1827 7
Mazurka 48 Op. 68 No. 3  in F Major by Chopin piano sheet music ABW Mazurka 48 Op. 68 No. 317 F Major 1829 7
Mazurka 49 Op. 68 No. 4  in F Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABX Mazurka 49 Op. 68 No. 418 F Minor 1849 7
Mazurka 50 (Notre Temps)   KK IIb:4  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABY Mazurka 50 (Notre Temps) KK IIb:430 A Minor 1840 7
Mazurka 51 (À Émile Gaillard)   KK IIb:5  in A Minor by Chopin piano sheet music ABZ Mazurka 51 (À Émile Gaillard) KK IIb:530 A Minor 1840 7
Mazurka   KK IIa:2  in G Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACA Mazurka KK IIa:223 G Major 1826 5
Mazurka   KK IIa:3  in B-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACB Mazurka KK IIa:333 B-flat Major 1826 5
Mazurka   KK IVa:7  in D Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACC Mazurka KK IVa:77 D Major 1829 5
Mazurka   KK IVb:1  in B-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACD Mazurka KK IVb:133 B-flat Major 1832 5
Mazurka   KK IVb:2  in D Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACE Mazurka KK IVb:27 D Major 1832 6
Mazurka   KK IVb:3  in C Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACF Mazurka KK IVb:31 C Major 1833 8
Mazurka   KK IVb:4  in A-flat Major by Chopin piano sheet music ACG Mazurka KK IVb:427 A-flat Major 1834 6

Forum posts about the Mazurkas by Frédéric Chopin

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