Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Chopin's influence on the mazurkas, Op. 50, Nos. 1–4 of Karol Szymanowski
by Chae, Hyun A., M.M., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 42; 1499143
Abstract (Summary)

Karol Szymanowski is considered as a great successor of Chopin, the most significant composer from Poland. Szymanowski was a transitional composer who linked Chopin's romanticism and the twentieth-century composers in Poland. Karol Szymanowski's contribution to the piano genre, especially the mazurkas, is remarkable. His mazurkas were influenced by nationalism, Polish folk music, and twentieth-century music. However, Szymanowski also preserved elements of Chopin's mazurkas in his mazurkas. This study investigates how Szymanowski's mazurkas, Op. 50, Nos. 1–4, followed the elements of Chopin's mazurkas. This document is written to give piano performers a better understanding of Szymanowski's mazurkas by providing their origin, development, and an analysis of the first four mazurkas.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chou, Shun-Lin
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Music
Keywords: Chopin, Frederic, Poland
Publication Number: 1499143
ISBN: 978-1-124-85091-7
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