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Topic: Chopin Mazurka ?  (Read 863 times)

Offline ghassen

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Chopin Mazurka ?
on: August 18, 2020, 07:12:40 AM

This is my first time posting here. (I am an engineering student from Germany).
On april  I decided to restart playing/learning the Piano. So i bought a piano, got myself a teacher.... I Played the piano when I was young so i did not start from scratch. I can read the notes, sight read some simple pieces....
The pieces I learned are:
- mozart easy sonata
- kuhlau sonatina (don't know the number but is similar to the Mozart easy sonata )
- Schubert Moment musical n°3
- Chopin Waltz n°17 in A minor and op 69 n°2
- Bach invention 1, 4, and I am still working on n 6

The thing is i really really want to play some Mazurkas, looking at the score of some of them makes me think it is somthing i can do, but my teacher really discourages me and says they are too difficult.
Should I trust him and wait? because I sometimes feel he always underestimates me, or do you think that there are some Mazurkas that i can manage ?
Also it is really annoying that he makes me play some hanon at the beginning of each session.

Offline 1piano4joe

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Re: Chopin Mazurka ?
Reply #1 on: August 28, 2020, 02:08:50 AM
Hi Ghassen,

Here are some Mazurkas that you might like:

1. Little Mazurka by Christos Tsitsaros
2. Mazurka by Isak Berkovich (I really like this one)
3. Mazurka by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky Op. 39, no. 11
4. Mazurka by Szymanowska
5. Mazurka in d minor by Hans-Gunter Heumann
6. Mazurka in a minor by Harrison Richter
7. Warschauer by Fr. Chopin
8. After the Ball by Alexandr Grechaninov (another nice one)

I hope I have been helpful, Joe.

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