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Mazurka in A flat major [from the album of Maria Szymanowska] incypit

Genre: Mazurka

Key: A-flat major

Opus/WN: [op. posth.]

Creation date: 1834

Acc. to Paderewski: X/58

Acc. to Turło: 104

Instruments: piano

 

The Mazurka in A flat major was written into the album of Maria Szymanowska, but she was not the dedicatee. The manuscript bears the date 1834, but the famous pianist died three years earlier, in St Petersburg. It is believed that Chopin gave it, in Paris, to her daughter, Celina Mickiewicz, who pasted it into the album that had belonged to her mother. Not until 1930, a century after it was written, did it join the list of Chopin mazurkas known to us today.

Perhaps it was indeed too trifling to swell the ranks of his opused works. It has the character of an ephemeral miniature: it appears, and then vanishes a moment later.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
[Cykl audycji "Fryderyka Chopina Dzieła Wszystkie"]
Polish Radio, program II


 
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