Opus 33 No 4 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.
The key to a successful performance of this extended work lies in resisting the temptation to overplay in the B section. While thunderous on the piano, this material sounds better and is easier on the guitar if it is approached with some restraint. The unexpectedly idiomatic character of the climatic D section is one of the joys of playing this mazurka.
Romantic Era. 118 Measures. 10 Pages. Time Signature 3/4. key of D minor. Drop D. Mazurka. Arr Stephen Aron.