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  • n  music composed for dancing the mazurka
  • n  a Polish national dance in triple time

  • WANDA LANDOWSKA, as an exceptionally musical child in Poland, saw a farm girl milking a cow to a 24 beat while singing a mazurka in 34 time.
  • There are jilted lovers, suicide, sly siblings, cuckolded spouses, honor, war, mysticism, religion, illegitimate children, ennui, illness and a sexy mazurka or two.
  • Later, Borodin wrote a funeral march and a mazurka around the tune, which he called the Coteletten Polka and proudly showed the pieces to his musical friends.
Quotes

  • Vsevolod Meyerhold in New York Times
    For a scene set at a Polish ball, Meyerhold wrote that he wanted a "full orchestra in a social setting performing three numbers, 'Reverie,' 'Polonaise,' and 'Mazurka,' which Prokofiev composed. Mr. Vasen has placed some of the musicians and the...
  • Dr Seuss in Palm Springs Life
    Today,Dr. Seuss says, "I wonder what they think of that Groffulous, Griffulous Groo - the Mountains of Tobak near the River of Nobak where a Thing-a-ma-Bobsk only eats rhubarb and corn-on-the cobsk - or a Tizzle-Topped Tufted Mazurka from the...

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