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“Maria spent Christmas and New Years of 2018 in France with her family. They started their vacation in Paris where they visited the Louvre, the Arc De Triomphe, the Hôtel des Invalides, and of course, the Eiffel Tour. After a week in Paris, they went up farther North to see the beaches of Normandy as well as the beautiful Mont-Saint-Michel. Maria’s favorite destination was Notre Dame Cathedral, for its beautiful architecture, its stained glass windows, and its organ. Even on the other side of the world, Maria was able to find the music she loves. On December 26th, she and her brother, David, went to an orchestra concert in Paris featuring Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons”. She also found a few pianos out and about; giving her the opportunity to get some practice in!”
Musician, music educator, and studio owner, Julie Chambers playing Chopin’s Mazurka in F. Julie teaches piano and voice lessons. She performs regularly at Grove City United Methodist Church as organist, accompanist, children’s choir director, and vocalist.
Mazukra in F
Chopin, a polish composer and pianist, deserted his incredible performance career at a young age to compose full time though he was a leading 19th century pianist. He had a great talent for beautiful melodies and daring harmonies. His music embodies the expressive and technical aspects of the piano as heard in the Mazurkas (dance) of which he published forty-one. This one is the Mazurka in F Major Opus 68, No. 3. It’s in a waltz tempo, though it’s slow and grand. There is a dancelike B section before the return of the main theme.