Chopin Mazurka

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Frédéric Chopin is one of my favourite composers for piano. To quote his biographer Arthur Hedley he

had the rare gift of a very personal melody, expressive of heart-felt emotion, and his music is penetrated by a poetic feeling that has an almost universal appeal.... Present-day evaluation places him among the immortals of music by reason of his insight into the secret places of the heart and because of his awareness of the magical new sonorities to be drawn from the piano.

Several years ago, I recorded myself playing this Mazurka. It's not a perfect rendition, but for an amateur I think it's not bad.

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