Mazurka in B flat minor, Op 24 No 4

composer
1833

 
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

Recordings

Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248Download only
Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 1
CDH55391Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Chopin: The Complete Works
CDS44351/6616CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Moriz Rosenthal – The complete recordings
APR7503Download only

Details

Track 17 on CDH55391 [4'20] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 17 on CDS44351/66 CD11 [4'20] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 13 on CKD248 [4'58] Download only
Track 2 on APR7503 CD2 [3'50] Download only

Track-specific metadata for CDH55391 track 17

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-36117
Duration
4'20
Recording date
1 January 1998
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 1 (CDH55391)
    Disc 1 Track 17
    Release date: January 2010
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  2. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 11 Track 17
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)