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#1075711 - 10/01/07 07:34 PM Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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'THE' LIST (as of 10/21/07)

[No number after the person's name indicates the mazurka is chosen for the 1st "Recital" on March 1, 2008. A number (2) and/or (3) indicates that mazurka has been chosen for the second and third recital. October 17, 2008 and March 1, 2009 (respectively).]

Backup performers: Theowne


6/1- PianoAgain
6/2 - Mistaya
6/3 - Balakirev


7/1 - Peyton (2)
7/2 - gabytu (2)
7/3 - Frycek
7/4 - Mistaya (3)
7/5 - Piano&Violin (2)


17/1 - Rustyfingers (3)
17/2 - Rustyfingers
17/3 - Rustyfingers (2)
17/4 - Peyton

24/2 - Theowne
24/3 - Pianolina


30/1 - Schubertian
30/2 - Gabtytu
30/3 - Schubertian (2)
30/4 - Schubertian (3)

33/1 - Piano&Violin (3)
33/2 - Playadom
33/3 - Chardonnay
33/4 - Piano&Violin


41/1 - Ragnhild (E minor)
41/2 - Balakirev (B Major) (2)
41/3 - Ragnhild (Ab Major) (2)
41/4 - Ragnhild (C# minor) (3)

50/2 - Frycek (3)
50/3 - Playadom* (1 along with 33/2)

63/1 - Gerg
63/2 - Mistaya (2)
63/3 - Frycek (2)

67/2 - Nancy333
67/3 - Cruiser
67/4 - Household


68/1- Balakirev (3)
68/3 - Sleepingcats
68/4 - Bassio


Chopin wrote over 60 of them, and many are of level 6 difficulty. But

So, if you have one in the works or are planning on learning one soon (or can pull out the sheet music for one you've learned in the past), this is the time to give some possible thought to taking part.


Kathleen
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#1075712 - 10/01/07 08:46 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Is it to early to pick mazurkas? op.24 no.2 and op.67 posth. no.4 I can do.

If it is, then forget I made this post \:\)

60, a lot of marukas to distribute, though, and it seemed there was issues with the 26 preludes being distributed.
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#1075713 - 10/01/07 10:22 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Theowne:

A little early, but be on the look-out for the "offical" thread and get your "order" in early. As far as playing all 60, who knows that that may be a bit undoable, but we'll see.

Thank you for your interest...and especially your interest in the mazurkas. Aren't they wonderful?

Kathleen
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#1075714 - 10/01/07 10:28 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I would love to do 17/4 and 7/1. I may be out of town when the official thread starts so please keep me in mind. \:\)
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#1075715 - 10/01/07 10:46 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Will do, Peyton. Those two are yours. Now I just have to make note of this somewhere.

Gosh, what have I started? But I just hope more people get wind of this and start thinking about it.

Kathleen
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#1075716 - 10/01/07 11:27 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Mazurkas! The first Chopin piece I ever learned was a mazurka - Op. 24, No. 3. Wow, that must have been 13 years ago now. I still have my old book... Maybe I'll dust it off and join in this time.

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#1075717 - 10/02/07 01:56 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Ooooh I wanna play. I'll need to get back home and look at my sheet music before I commit to a specific piece....but count me in!

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#1075718 - 10/02/07 02:01 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I love the Mazurkas, too. Kathleen, you have really opened Pandora's Box here! I'm going to be looking through Mazurkas tomorrow when I should be recording my Prelude!

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#1075719 - 10/02/07 02:08 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I would like to participate too, but cannot commit as of yet because I still do not have recording capabilities!

I'm trying to learn what it is I need, and if I can get set up within the next month or so... I'll pick something and enter officially! \:\)
(that is, if anything is left!)

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#1075720 - 10/02/07 02:41 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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FIrst choice: Op 17 #4
Second choice: Op 30 #4
Third choice: Op 30 #3
Fourth choice: Op 68 #3
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#1075721 - 10/02/07 03:02 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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The only one I know (or I should say have any hope of knowing by then) is Op 17 #4. I would dearly love to be included.

Peyton and Shubertian: Rock paper scissors for it?

Unless someone can suggest something at a similar level (she said shaking).
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#1075722 - 10/02/07 04:05 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Can someone post a link that shows the levels of all the Mazurkas ?
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#1075723 - 10/02/07 06:38 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I would like to play Op 41 no 3 and 4 - there should be some time to practice before March...

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#1075724 - 10/02/07 10:50 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Just recently started on Op. 33 No. 4 - my first mazurka and first Chopin piece. At Burgmueller and 2part-invention level, I'm rather proud my teacher let me start on it.

Can you put me down on it?

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#1075725 - 10/02/07 11:10 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Now if you adult beginners cant stop fighting over who gets 17/4 NOBODY gets to play it =

We may have to have a separate recital just for 17/4

SCISSORS!
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#1075726 - 10/02/07 11:26 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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 Quote:
Originally posted by rustyfingers:
The only one I know (or I should say have any hope of knowing by then) is Op 17 #4. I would dearly love to be included.

Peyton and Shubertian: Rock paper scissors for it?

Unless someone can suggest something at a similar level (she said shaking). [/b]
Kathleen says it's mine na, na na na na na. :p

But seriously, I don't see why we couldn't share. But I leave that to those running this shin-dig. That's my favorite Mazurka which is why I wanted to be sure to get my name in early. I missed out on my favorite preludes.
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#1075727 - 10/02/07 11:39 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
Euan Morrison Offline
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I'm not too familiar with the marzukas yet, but I would be willing to participate.

Will have a listen and pick out one which I would like to perform.

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#1075728 - 10/02/07 11:44 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
Mary-Rose Offline
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My favourites are 63/3 and 33/4. I think Hershey's favourite is 63/3 also, so if he wants that one I'm happy with 33/4. Personally I think people should only be allowed to "book" one Mazurka until no-one else wants to join in. Also, if there aren't enough takers we could do a second Mazurka-thon in 2010.

This is a delicious idea - but I'd better get back to my Prelude for now....
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#1075729 - 10/02/07 11:46 AM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Good Gravy! This post was just suppose to be a "tickler." It looks as if I have started a diludge, but hey, who's complaining.

DeepElm: Since there are 60+ mazurkas, I don't know of a list that indicates the levels of all, but I will look. The only thing I can say at this point is that most are around the 6 level. They may be a few 4's, and then some that are longer, more complicated, that are in the 7 plus range. What I would suggest is to listen to as many as you can stand, over a period of a week or so, and then write down the ones that appeal to you. If you can, find the sheet music (off the internet, for free). I'm sure you will be able to tell which ones you might be able to handle. In the meantime, I will try to find a listing. So happy you are interested. I just finished one that was a level 6, but it wasn't difficult at all. A lot of repeating; however, as in the case of most of the mazurkas, it is the tempo/rubato/rhythm that is tricky and thus may place them at the 6 level.

I am thrilled that so many of you are interested. I will start a list, but please know that this can't be considered official until we really get into this and start discussing all the details and such. However, I do feel that since some of you have indicated your preferrence so early, your choices should be honored.

And, I think that the hope of playing all 60+ of them is far too ambitious, considering we had a difficult time (almost) in getting enough people for the 24+2 preludes. So, we might save some mazurkas for the following recital (as someone suggested).

Again, nothing is written in stone as of yet, but I will start the list, as promised.

All you fighting for op. 17/4...good luck.

I am so cheered by this.

Kathleen
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#1075730 - 10/02/07 12:40 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I withdraw my request for 17/4. It would be too much pressure if I botched it anyway, given there was so much good competition for it. Good luck y'all.
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#1075731 - 10/02/07 12:43 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I'm putting me down for 67/2 (Posth)
{edit: changed my mind to the haunting 68/2)

Everyone is "on the list" as they have selected which one they want to play...as indicated by the date submitted. First come....

I do believe (as Ramona suggested) that we might be thinking of playing just one. That way we will have many left to play in 2010, which will be Chopin's birthday. And what better way to celebrate it than by playing his most distinctive and unique Polish compositions, a genre that he created with such love of
homeland.

So those of you who posted a duplicate of one previously submitted, please be thinking of another. I think this is the fairest way to go, unless someone gives a better idea and one that we can all agree on.

Kathleen
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#1075732 - 10/02/07 01:27 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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rustyfingers, you have until March. Please choose another Mazurka and join in!
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#1075733 - 10/02/07 01:44 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Can you put me down for 67 / 4, Mazurka in A-minor?

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#1075734 - 10/02/07 01:59 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I'm off with the 17/4 too - Peyton I hope you can do a PERFECT job with it now that you've TAKEN IT AWAY! from many many other people who ALSO wanted to do it and would PROBABLY have done it BETTER than you but NOW it's too late so we are all going to WATCH YOU to make sure YOU do a better job then we would have so NO PRESSURE so what if it's ONLY my favorite mazurka.

Can you do 2? It looks like we might have to - are there 57 people on this board who will respond to this summons? If we can I"ll do Op 30 #3, 4
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#1075735 - 10/02/07 02:03 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Originally posted by Schubertian:
I'm off with the 17/4 too - Peyton I hope you can do a PERFECT job with it now that you've TAKEN IT AWAY! from many many other people who ALSO wanted to do it and would PROBABLY have done it BETTER than you but NOW it's too late so we are all going to WATCH YOU to make sure YOU do a better job then we would have so NO PRESSURE so what if it's ONLY my favorite mazurka.[/b]
I hope this is mock petulance, not sincere. \:D

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#1075736 - 10/02/07 02:08 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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BTW - I just downloaded WIlliam Kapell's recording of some (not even half) of the mazurkas and it is excellent, wonderful - how aweful he died at the age of 31
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#1075737 - 10/02/07 02:14 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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You've started something, Kathleen! \:\)

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#1075738 - 10/02/07 02:23 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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Originally posted by Schubertian:
I'm off with the 17/4 too - Peyton I hope you can do a PERFECT job with it now that you've TAKEN IT AWAY! from many many other people who ALSO wanted to do it and would PROBABLY have done it BETTER than you but NOW it's too late so we are all going to WATCH YOU to make sure YOU do a better job then we would have so NO PRESSURE so what if it's ONLY my favorite mazurka.
[/b]
I'm sorry I've ruined your life. And everyone else's too. \:D I promise that if I fail with this task I will quit piano and join a monastery.
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#1075739 - 10/02/07 02:31 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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I like -- I think it's Op. 6 No. 1 (the first one).

I'll have to think about others. My life is just on hold right now for the next few weeks. \:\(
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#1075740 - 10/02/07 02:32 PM Re: Join In the Mazurka Marathon!!
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No!
Just out of time.
I was just about to pick 6/1.
That's my favourite out of all of them.

For others, just tell me the hard ones, I'm there.
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