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

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