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Approved Exam Music

Recommended for the following exam grade(s):

ABRSM exam syllabus
Trinity College exam syllabus

From the Publisher

Next to the polonaises and the waltzes, the mazurkas are the third dance form which Chopin cultivated in his music. They constitute the largest of these three groups, boasting nearly 60 pieces. Chopin made use of the mazurka genre from his childhood until the last years of his life. They testify not only to Chopin’s love for his native Poland, but also to the depth of the composer’s feeling for the mentality of his people. He took inspiration from the various types of mazurka found in different regions of Poland, but sublimated them into absolute music of the greatest elegance, refined harmonies and rhythmic power.

Difficulty guide: 6-7
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).


  • Mazurkas op. 6 (including 2 alternative versions)
  • Mazurkas op. 7
  • Mazurkas op. 17
  • Mazurkas op. 24
  • Mazurkas op. 30
  • Mazurkas op. 33
  • Mazurkas op. 41
  • Mazurkas op. 50
  • Mazurkas op. 56
  • Mazurkas op. 59
  • Mazurkas op. 63
  • Mazurkas op. 67
  • Mazurkas op. 68
  • Mazurkas KK IIa, 2,3
  • Mazurkas KK IIb, 4,5
  • Mazurkas KK IVb, 1-4
  • Appendix: Mazurka op. 7,4a
  • Appendix: Mazurka KK IVa, 7
  • Appendix: Mazurka op. 7,2a

Item Details

Category: Piano Repertoire
Publisher: G. Henle Verlag
Publisher's reference: HN264
Our Stock Code: 1335200
Media Type: Paperback