Kleynjans | Le Canelet (Mazurka) for solo guitar
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More are slow than fast, and in the faster ones, the texture is usually thinner. As a rule, if the required tempo of an original is not fast, then the chance of sounding convincing in an arrangement of it on the guitar is much improved. In this regard, the Mazurkas are perfect. They are derived from a folk model. So much guitar music is folk-based, the point hardly needs to be made here that folk music-inspired compositions find themselves at home on the guitar.
While the majority of such music is Spanish or South American in origin, there is no reason to discount folk music of Poland as a potentially rich resource in the same regard.
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They are sweepingly melodic and romantic. The most famous and oft-performed and recorded guitar works fall into this category. Ironically, the mid-late 19th century, the period when this compositional style was at its apex, is a period during which relatively little high quality concert guitar music was published compared both to piano music and to the volumes of guitar music published in the period immediately preceding this one.
This historical period represents an area of the repertoire that is, in many ways, weak. The Mazurkas would generously fill this gap. There are lots of them!
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Once rendered playable by the arrangement process, it would offer guitarists of every level an infinite number of possible groupings for performance, including but by no means limited to a two-concert full-cycle performance it is about minutes of music. In summary, in the Mazurkas, I found an enormous resource of light-textured, moderate tempo, folk-derived, romantic miniatures, by a composer whose pedigree required no defense. They would at once be a collection from which students could select a few for recital, or from which a giant tour-de-force performance project could be assembled, worthy of the greatest musical personalities of our day.
If generally unfamiliar with these works, the guitarist will delight in their range of expression and texture. They include works both danceable and hummable, sorrowful and joyful, strophic and through-composed, harmonically straightforward and harmonically adventurous even torturous , virtuosically fast and epitaphically slow.
There are some that are so easy on guitar they might have been originally conceived for it; there are others that offer a real challenge to even the experienced player. In short, there is something here for everyone. Scores The Complete Chopin Mazurkas. Add To Cart.