Magic of Mazurka dance
Last week we played together with Mikuláš Bryan, dancer, singer, musician, translator…
I sometimes appreciate playing for dancers. They give you a nice feedback on the rhythm, phrasing….I enjoy the resonance…
I realized again how much I like mazurka and how little we know about this dance in this country.
Mazurka is one of my favourite dances even if I rather have opportunities to play it than to dance it:)
Nearly every Czech person would imagine a very simple mazurka with this strange text about the fact that a grandma happened to have four apples and a grandpa happened to have two apples, so : ” Grandma give me an apple so that we both have the same amount of apples “:)
Well, this sounds rather funny.
The truth is that this romantic triple metre folk dance that originated in Poland inspired many composers of classical music and nowadays became a completely different dance and very popular among (bal)folk dancers all around Europe including Northern Ireland….
There is a mazurka written by Mikuláš that we recorded last week. It is called Londres. We were in the right autumn mood for a slow melody so even if the intention was to record something completely different and fast, this was it.
It also reminded me of the year I spent in London…