Chopin – The Mazurkas

Mazurkas are miniatures, i.e. short pieces of music which are derived from a half-utilitarian genre intended to accompany mazurka dance. Mazurkas are based on folk music tradition, especially on three traditional dances: mazur, oberek and kujawiak. Chopin created mazurkas since 1825 until his death.

Mazurkas (chronologically, as composed)

G Major, 1825-6 [KK 896-900]
B-flat Major, 1825-6 [KK 891-95]

Opus 68 [Nos. 1-3 (of 4 total)]
No. 2 A Minor, 1827
No. 1 C Major, 1829
No. 3 F Major, 1829

Opus 6, 1830-32 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 F-sharp Minor
No. 2 C-sharp Minor
No. 3 E Major
No. 4 E-flat Minor

Opus 7, 1831 [Nos. 1-5]
No. 1 B-flat Major
No. 2 A Minor
No. 3 F Minor
No. 4 A-flat Major
No. 5 C Major

D Major, 1832 [KK 1224]
B-flat Major, 1832 [KK 1223]
C Major, 1833 [KK 1225-6]

Opus 17, 1832-3 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 B-flat Major
No. 2 E Minor
No. 3 A-flat Major
No. 4 A Minor

A-flat Major, 1834 [KK 1277-8]

Opus 24, 1834-5 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 G Minor
No. 2 C Major
No. 3 A-flat Major
No. 4 B-flat Minor

Opus 67, [Nos. 1 and 3 (of 4 total)]
No. 1 G Major, 1835
No. 3 C Major, 1835

Opus 30, 1836-7 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 C Minor
No. 2 B Minor
No. 3 D-flat Major
No. 4 C-sharp Minor
Opus 33, 1837-8 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 G-sharp Minor
No. 2 C Major
No. 3 D Major
No. 4 B Minor
Opus 41, 1838-9 [Nos. 1-4]
No. 1 E Minor
No. 2 B Major
No. 3 A-flat Major
No. 4 C-sharp Minor

A Minor, Notre Temps, 1840 [KK 919-24]
A Minor, Emile Gaillard, 1840

Opus 50, 1842 [Nos. 1-3]
No. 1 G Major
No. 2 A-flat Minor
No. 3 C-sharp Minor

Opus 56, 1843-4 [Nos. 1-3]
No. 1 B Major
No. 2 C Major
No. 3 C Minor
Opus 59, 1845 [Nos. 1-3]
No. 1 A Minor
No. 2 A-flat Major
No. 3 F-sharp Minor
Opus 63, 1846 [Nos. 1-3]
No. 1 B Major
No. 2 F Minor
No. 3 C-sharp Minor

Opus 67, [No. 4 (of 4 total)]
No. 4 A Minor, 1846

Opus 68, [No. 4 (of 4 total)]
No. 4 F Minor, 1846

Opus 67, [No. 2 (of 4 total)]
No. 4 A Minor, 1848-9

  • Curtis Stotlar

    Here again it would help enormously to know the actual dates of composition. We can find the opus numbers anywhere. Some of the latest opus numbers refer to things Chopin wrote as a young man!