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Chopin mazurkas Op. 59/2 & 3

Discussion in 'Submission Room' started by dubya, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. dubya

    dubya Member Piano Society Artist

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    I really enjoyed your playing, dubya. (I'm sure you have a real name, but I'm ignorant of it, unfortunately.) But your legato and dynamic control is really excellent. :)
     
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    Hello.
    I really loved your 59/2. Nice sprited playing. The no. 3 was also good. The only thing I could wish for would be cleaner triplets in measures 72 - 84. Overall, you capture the Mazurka style very nicely. You know there is a sort of "mazurka club" here on the site. We even have a Mazurka King.
     
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    Who is the Mazurka King? :)
     
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    If you go over to the Chopin Mazurka page you will see that it is one of our 'fearless leaders', Chris Breemer.
     
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    thanks for your responses - and I definately agree with your thoughts about clearing up the ornaments a bit. it's a shame that more people don't play the mazurkas, especially since they are deceivingly tricky. it does really seem that chris breemer does have quite a lengthy and positive contribution to this site!

    If you have some extra time, I'd also love to hear your feedback re: my posting of some Op. 6 mazurkas! :)
     
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    You play those Mazurkas with fire and spirit, great dynamics and not too less rubato. In German I would say "wunderschön".

    Monica missed to say that we have also a Mazurka Queen! :D

    What I find so surprising is that the Mazurkas really can take so much very different interpretations, and all seem valid. I don't know of any other kind of pieces where this can happen in that degree.

    Thank you for that posting, sounds "wunderschön" to me as I said already.
     
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    Well I know sod all about Mazurkas , but I'd say these are very well played - like everything else you submitted so far.

    Two comments about the 59.3. In the trio you repeat some notes that should be tied over (at least in my Peters Edition). And yes, these unclear triplets as Monicas already mentioned. I have the same problem sometimes with triplets in Mazurkas.

    The 59.2 is very fine too. The only thing is that you are a bit breathless. Some air between phrases would do wonders - remember that even in folk-inspired music, Chopin is a very 'vocal' composer.
     
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    And these are up too...
     
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    Thanks for adding these to the site. Right now, I'm working on the Chopin 4th ballade, and am considering working on a set of mazurki to play as well. Any recommendations on a particular set that stands out to anyone?? I have been considering Op. 24, Op. 30, or Op. 56 as ideas but am open to anything you guys might think is appropriate.
     
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    Op. 30 is a really good set.
     
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    So is Op.33, and Op.24, and Op.41, and...... :p
     
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    Yes, of course they are all good. :) I just think that Op. 30 is the strongest set as far as each individual piece goes, and of course that's just my opinion.

    I'm thinking about working on 24/4, which is definitely one of my favorite individual Mazurkas. Also 50/3...I really like the fugue-ish theme in that one. :)
     

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