In-depth and Interactive Mazurka Experience with Jarred Dunn
Today Jarred Dunn is back to talk about Chopin's Mazurkas! Tune in to learn everything about the style, rhythm, history, artistry, and more!
ALSO a special opportunity for those who would like to play a mazurka for Jarred!
Submit a recording and your name below! You can play live for him and receive feedback!
Follow this event link to tune in!
We are going to be using this thread to gather suggestions and questions!
- What questions do you have on this topic?
- Any particular area you would like me to focus on?
Like others, I am very happy to have a session devoted to Chopin Mazurkas! Many questions, to start:
- Recommendations/comments about editions are welcome.
- Specifically about the Paderewski edition: are the tempo and pedal indications Chopin's or Paderewski's or someone else's?
- Who grouped the Mazurkas into opus numbers? Is there any indication that Chopin thought of numbers within an opus as being related? Personal note: I don't know how authentic it is, but I like playing an entire opus together as a suite, that seems to present an organic dramatic arc.
- The technical demands of the Mazurkas (at least the ones I've studied so far: op. 6, 7, 17, 24) are all accessible to intermediate pianists. Was this deliberate on Chopin's part? Were they perhaps intended as pedagogical pieces?
I'm not sure I'll be able to record something and upload by the 27th, will try.
Thanks for putting this together!