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Mazurka in A flat major, Op 41 No 3

1839; published by Breitkopf & Härtel as Op 41 No 4; dedicated to Stefan Witwicki

Chopin at times deployed forthrightly simple forms in the genre. It is not difficult to perceive the form in the Mazurka in A flat major, Op 41 No 3—a fact that does not lessen the surprise of its ending, which stops mid phrase (compare the first iteration of this phrase directly before the start of the middle section).

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019

Chopin utilisait parfois des formes vraiment simples dans le genre. La forme est facile à percevoir dans la Mazurka en la bémol majeur, op.41 n° 3, ce qui n’atténue pas la surprise de la fin, qui s’interrompt au milieu d’une phrase (à comparer avec la première itération de cette phrase juste avant le début de la section centrale).

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Zuweilen machte Chopin in diesem Genre von ganz schlichten Formen Gebrauch. Auch die Form der Mazurka As-Dur, op. 41 Nr. 3, ist nicht schwer zu erkennen, was die Überraschung am Ende allerdings nicht mindert, wo die Musik mitten in der Phrase abbricht (man vergleiche dies mit dem ersten Auftreten dieser Phrase direkt vor dem Beginn des Mittelteils).

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2019
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel


Chopin: Impromptus, waltzes & mazurkas
Studio Master: CDA68273Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: The Complete Mazurkas, Vol. 1
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Track 28 on CDH55391 [1'52]
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