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Mazurka in A flat major, incypit

Genre: Mazurka

Key: A-flat major

Opus/WN: Op. 41 No. 3

Creation date: 1838-1839

Acc. to Paderewski: X/28

Acc. to Turło: 78

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Stefan Witwicki


The third of the Op. 41 Mazurkas is in the key of A flat major. It brings rhythms and intonations heard undoubtedly in the Cuiavia region. After the opening theme, its complement brings a subtle layering of the narration, led in two parts. A particularly beautiful moment comes before the reprise. The softened melody (sotto voce) suddenly finds itself at a crossroads. The A flat major Mazurka emanates folk-like simplicity and modesty, but also a subtlety of pianistic means.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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