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Topic: Favorite Chopin Mazurkas  (Read 703 times)

Offline billym

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Favorite Chopin Mazurkas
on: August 22, 2022, 08:27:38 AM
I absolutely love Chopin's Mazurkas. In the past year, I've been getting to know them better and I'm finding that I love them more every day. I'd even venture to say that they are my favorite genre of Chopin. They've helped me understand Chopin as a composer in a much richer way.

Here are my top 10:

Op. 17 no. 1
Op. 17 no. 2
Op. 17 no. 4
Op. 33 no. 4
Op. 50 no. 1
Op. 50 no. 3
Op. 56 no. 3
Op. 59 no. 2
Op. 59 no. 3
Op. 63 no. 2

What are your favorites? Curious to know.

Billy
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Offline paxxx17

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Re: Favorite Chopin Mazurkas
Reply #1 on: August 22, 2022, 11:46:28 AM
Here are the ones I enjoy; the ones with asterisks are my favorites, with Op. 56 No. 1 being my absolute favorite, having one of the most beautiful melodies Chopin wrote imho

op 17 no 2
op 17 no 4
op 24 no 1
op 24 no 2*
op 30 no 2
op 30 no 3*
op 30 no 4*
op 33 no 1
op 33 no 2
op 56 no 1*
op 59 no 2

Offline lelle

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Re: Favorite Chopin Mazurkas
Reply #2 on: August 22, 2022, 09:38:23 PM
I don't know them well enough to have a favorit, but I played some of the early ones and even they are delightfully poetic, not just dances.

Offline sdphins

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Re: Favorite Chopin Mazurkas
Reply #3 on: August 24, 2022, 02:23:16 PM
I absolutely love op. 63 no. 3
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