Date of Award
Master of Music (MMUS)
Dr. James Johnson
The folk music of Poland was one of the greatest influences on the music of Frederic Chopin. This treatise will examine Chopin's knowledge of and experience with the folk music of his country and how he incorporated its stylistic elements into his mazurkas. Elements such as melody, harmony, texture, and form will be addressed, and special attention will be given to the Mazurkas Op. 68 to display how Chopin used the folk idiom within a particular set of pieces.
Bexten, Camtrice, "Chopin and the Mazurka: Stylistic elements in the folk dance with an emphasis on the Mazurkas Op. 68." (2000). Student Work. 2937.