Jan 4, 2013
Opus 7 No 5 Mazurka by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
|Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher of French–Polish parentage. A great masters of Romantic music and has been called “the poet of the piano”. He supported himself as a composer and piano teacher, giving few public performances. For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Paris in 1849 at the age of 39.|
This one in the set is best played very fast and light. Take care to distinguish the triplet rhythm from the dotted rhythmn, and to mute the open third string G on the downbeat of measure eight. Chopin’s cryptic instruction “DC senza fine”, if taken literally, implies playing the piece over and over without end; indeed, some pianists repeat a second time, for three times through althogether.
Romantic Era. 20 Measures. 2 Pages. Time Signature 3/4. key of D. Vivo. Mazurka. Originally in c Major. Arr Stephen Aron.