I have been listening to all of Your recordings and of course, all the Chopin Mazurkas as well , also the last ones ( op.6). Op 6 cis-moll is one of my favourites through tens of years and: on the 2nd week of January I would like to put up two recordings, additionally to the other ones also mazurkas op. 6 nr 2 cis-moll ja op 7. nr. 5 f-moll. It seems to me we sense and understand these pieces in a different way but actually this is the most exciting part of the interpretation as such.
Yes the Mazurkas are without doubt the most personal of Chopin's compositions, and seem to give the most interpretative freedom. I have been playing them for decades and it seemed the time was ripe for recording them all. We seem to have a real Mazurka rage recently... which is good as there can never be enough recordings of these wonderful works.