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    Fryderyk Chopin composed around fifty-nine mazurkas with only forty-one being published during his lifetime; the remaining compositions remained in manuscript form until being published by his close friend, Julian Fontana, after Chopin’s death. Chopin’s mazurkas are based on the traditional Polish folk dance, the mazur, which are the second part of the three-fold dance routine of the original folk mazurka, also called the “round dance” when all three parts are performed together. The mazur’s brisk tempo provides a moderate transition between the slow kujawiak, the first part of the “round dance”, and the quickest of the three, the oberek or obertas. The mazur’s tend to have a lively and temperamental character with a tendency for irregular accents throughout the piece. In the last two years of Chopin’s life, he composed his last two mazurkas, F minor and G minor. These two pieces show a representation of the sadness and regret seen…

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    Dobrowski is a relatively interesting surname. Its pronunciation doesn’t match with its spelling as well as seeming like some person, long ago, threw together random letters to form a name. Although it may look as though a bunch of jumbled up letters, there is actually historical information behind it. Originating from Poland, Dobrowski “is a variant of Dąbrowski” (Geni.com 1). In addition, Dombrowski is also a variant from Dąbrowski and a variation of Dobrowski. Dating back to 1975, Dąbrowski…

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    imagination. Seeking to expand his horizons, he left Poland for Vienna in November 1830, and after a few months headed for Paris. Chopin's art reached a new high in the late 1830s because of his relationship with the composer/pianist Aurore Dudevant who in 1832 had taken to calling herself, George Sand. Creating some of his greatest works as a result of the emotional contentment felt in the early days of their nine-year romance. The best of these works — the B minor Sonata, the Op. 55 Nocturnes…

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    His innovations in style, musical form, and harmony, and his music with nationalism were influential throughout the Romantic period. Chopin’s music has a classic purity without a sign of exhibitionism. He had a tragic story of Poland and the chief sources of his inspiration. The theme of Poland’s glories and sufferings was constant before him. He transmuted the melodies and primitive rhythms of his youth into enduring art forms. He composed most of his works in France. Chopin invented the…

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    Both cooperated and established the Boone Company. The first concert was held in 1880 at Missouri. From then, their company was gradually developed and Boone started to be in charge in the QRS Piano Roll Company. The company grew in the 1890s and 1900s, and it was almost performed at Churches and concert halls in Canada, Mexico, and the US. The performance was combination of classical music, coon songs, mazurkas, plantation melodies, polkas, ragtime, and spirituals. Besides, he developed a…

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    of his most famous work 25 Etudes op.60, a method for guitar that blends technical skills and romantic music. This composition represented a technical challenge and included simple harmonic structures. This particular piece seemed intermediate in level, since it didn’t have many changes in positions on the guitar or variations in tempo. The second piece was Wilson´s Wilde by anonymous. This is a renaissance piece, which seemed of greater difficulty. I think that this was a great song to include…

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    Czech superstitions include the belief that a bird that flies into a house is an omen of death. A dream about a body of water could also mean that a death would occur. Pebbles were placed inside eggshell rattles made for children, to drive away evil spirits. A garnet that dimmed while worn on the body was thought to be a sign of melancholy. Most Americans are familiar with polka, but few of them know that is a Czech courtship dance. The Polka originated in Prague in 1837. Derived from the…

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    Isadora Duncan’s dances were recorded because she was a Forerunner of Modern Dance. For as young as she was she was a very accomplished performer and choreographer Her lyrical years of 1900-1910 include themes of nature set as autobiographical dance poems to the music of Chopin (waltzes, preludes, and mazurkas) and Schubert (waltzes), Water Study, Ballspiel, Lullabye (Schubert) and Prelude, Line Mazurka, Moment Musical and Butterfly Etude (Chopin). Dances of Greek antiquity, from 1900-1915,…

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    Frédéric Chopin. The dynamics of these pieces seem to have a good variation and flexibility, even though sometimes the melodies suddenly change to a more violent scene. The tempo used in most of his compositions was moderato; overall, the compositions sounded right and reached the emotional objective intended. Also his rubato is very generous, and more than anyone. Chopin compositions may not always be the happiest pieces you would expect, but besides the sadness they contain, he is one of the…

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    Schubert’s Elfking. The Elfking is a through-composed work with a solo voice and a piano. In the Elfking one soloist portrays four characters by changing the rhythm, register, and melody they are singing in. Another of the Romantic period is Robert Schumann who composed A Poet’s Love. A Poet’s Love consists of sixteen poems and is written in a strophic form performed by one voice and a piano. The Romantic period introduced an element of music called rubato which is another term for robbed time.…

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