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Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3 incypit

Genre: Mazurka

Key: C-sharp minor

Opus/WN: Op. 63 No. 3

Creation date: 1846

Acc. to Paderewski: X/41

Acc. to Turło: 91

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Laura Czosnowska


The Mazurka in C sharp minor, which closes opus 63, delights us with its kujawiak-derived songfulness. The idea that complements the opening theme brings to the dance a degree of animation and more distinctive gestures. It is with a hushed (sotto voce) and deep voice, meanwhile, that the motif of the seemingly forgotten mazur is invoked. The kujawiak tune returns in a modified form, complemented by a nostalgic echo. At the end, it is heard as if from afar, both ruffled and strengthened by the accompaniment voice in octave canon.

The C sharp minor Mazurka was written, like its predecessor, in the style of ‘new simplicity’ and in expression of a melancholy tone.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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