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Track(s) taken from APR7503
Recording details: May 1929
Berlin, Germany
Release date: December 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 50 seconds

Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4

Mazurka in B flat minor Op 24 No 4  [3'50]  recorded 29 May 1929

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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Artur Pizarro (piano)
When teaching the Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4, composed in 1833, Chopin offered very specific advice on the timbre of the third section (bars 54-62) where the opening unison (‘women’s voices in the choir’) is answered by chords (‘a [full] mixed choir’) and demanded absolute sound control or, as Chopin’s student Wilhelm von Lenz put it: ‘One was barely allowed to breathe over the keyboard, let alone touch it!’

from notes by Robert Andres 2005

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