Mazurkas, Op. 17 is a set of four mazurkas for piano by Frédéric Chopin, composed and published between 1832 and 1833. A normal efficiency of the set lasts about fourteen minutes.
Frédéric Chopin composed his Op. 17 in 1832-33 and they were released in Leipzig in 1834. During the time that Chopin was composing the mazurkas, he had actually just recently settled in France, as he had actually ended up being a refugee from Poland, however, he hoped he could move back to Poland when the political system had actually altered. This hope was never ever realised.
Although Chopin had actually moved far from his homeland, he always remembered his Polish roots, especially in his Mazurkas.
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The very first Mazurka in the set remains in B-flat major and has a time signature of 3/4. It also has the tempo marking: Vivo e risoluto (Pace: ♩= 160).
The piece begins with a brief, bold theme and is soon followed by an area in question and answer. This phrase is then completed with a descending sequence. This primary style then duplicates in 2 various new secrets, one after the other. The Mazurka then finishes with a slower area and the primary style repeated again. There is then a D.C. al fine and the entire piece then starts once again and completes at the start of the final, slower area with a B-flat chord in octaves.
The 2nd mazurka remains in E minor, remains in 3/4, and has a tempo marking of Lento, ma non troppo. A typical performance of the E minor Eleventh lasts about two-and-a-half minutes.
The Mazurka includes a nearly waltz style to it. The piece remains in a really homophonic texture with a single tune accompanied by chords. The piece ends with complex arpeggio patterns and a really peaceful ending, contrasting with the forte start.
The third mazurka, in A flat major, is marked Legato assai. This piece is one of the longest mazurkas Chopin wrote, lasting about six minutes in a normal efficiency.
The 3rd Mazurka of this set is similar the previous in its texture: extremely homophonic. The piece unfolds with really varied dynamics and half-way through, it changes to the key of E major however changes back to the initial secret for the last few bars and the coda.
It doesn’t follow standard harmonic progressions (giving it a strange noise). There are no subdominant (IV) or submediant (VI) chords in the whole movement. The majority of the motion is composed of dominants (and their dominants), tonics, iii or III, and vii ° chords. This particular movement is in compound ternary form. As numerous composers did in the romantic period, Chopin contrasts tonic by relocating to the flat submediant (bVI).
The last mazurka in the set remains in 3/4 and is marked Lento, ma non troppo. This piece lasts about four or five minutes in a normal efficiency. It is one of the more popular mazurkas of all Chopins’ mazurkas.
The last Mazurka of the set is more characteristic and totally free than the others. Although it stays in the extremely homophonic texture, the vibrant variation is much higher. The piece ends with the same 4 steps as it started, without any pedal, the chords played by the left hand portamento, the tone and time fading away in a perdendosi. These 4 measures would later be tested by Henryk Górecki in the opening of the 3rd movement of his third symphony.
|Name Translations:||マズルカ作品17; Mazurki op. 17; Mazurkas, opus 17; Mazurkas, Op. 17; Mazurka’s, opus 17; 4 Mazurche op. 17; Masurques op. 17|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 49|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1831-1833|
|First Publication:||1834 – Paris: Pleyel|