Mazurka (Auvergnate)

Mazurkas seem to be moving towards the bouncier edge of the spectrum — more of a dotted-eighth-sixteenth feel. In Pignol and Milleret’s instructional books, mazurkas are consistently notated in 9/8! I play this particular mazurka with fairly straight eighths. It’s in the “Bal Folk” tune book as an unnamed mazurka from Auvergne (it’s number 76 in the blue book). The first recording I heard of it was this track, “Soirée Auvergnate” by Joseph Aigueperse, from 1933.  Here’s my take on it:

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