Analysis Of The Mazurkas

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This mazurka is in D major and comes from a set of four mazurkas composed by Chopin in 1838. It has the tempo marking Vivace, which suggests a lighthearted and energetic rendition of the music. The accent is consistently on the third beat to create the typical mazurka dance effect, and it adds interest and character to the playing. All the mazurkas composed by Chopin have the characteristic of the traditional Polish dance and evoke the feeling of nationalism because of Chopin’s strong identification with his homeland. These short compositions are interesting in nature and have the strong tendency to reveal deep feelings and pathos in the listeners even if they are very condensed.

The piece starts with an accent on the third beat. The left hand has a staccato note on the first strong beat and an accent on the last third beat. It is arguable whether such a pattern applies to the right hand as well, but most likely it does, since the right hand also has the accompanying layer added specifically to the second and third beats. It should be noted that although Chopin provided the usual pedal marking which changes once per measure, it is still better to execute the staccato as if there is no pedal held down to produce a sonic effect that is different than otherwise.

The overall structure is a simple ternary form with the middle section divided into two repeating parts and a short coda that leads to the end. It should be noted that despite the fact that there are a lot of changes

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