Complete works for the pianoforte, Volume 10

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G. Schirmer, 1916 - Concertos (Piano)
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Page 2 - Mazur the individuality of Chopin and with it his nationality begin to reveal themselves unmistakably. Who could fail to recognise him in the peculiar sweet and persuasive flows of sound, and the serpent-like winding of the melodic outline, the wide-spread chords, the chromatic progressions, the dissolving of the harmonies and the linking of their constituent parts ! And, as I have said elsewhere in speaking of this work : " The harmonies are often novel, and the matter is more homogeneous and better...
Page 2 - Loosely constructed, in a formal sense, and too exuberant for his strict confines, this op. i is remarkable, much more remarkable, than Schumann's Abegg variations. The Rondo a la Mazur, in F, is a further advance. It is dedicated to Comtesse Moriolles, and was published in 1827 (?). Schumann reviewed it in 1836. It is sprightly, Polish in feeling and rhythmic life, and a glance at any of its pages gives us the familiar Chopin impression — florid passage work, chords in extensions and chromatic...
Page 2 - Be this as it may, one cannot help liking the C minor Rondo. In the A flat section we detect traces of his F minor Concerto.
Page 2 - ... It is to this brilliant piece, with its Weberish affinities, that Richard Burmeister has given an orchestral accompaniment. Niecks frankly ranks the piece low among the master's, as it is "patchy, unequal and little poetical.

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