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Grande Polonaise Brillante E flat major op. 22
Piano Solo Sheet Music Book
By Frederic Chopin

Piano solo (Piano solo) - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Urtext edition-paper bound. Romantic Period. Single piece (softcover). With introductory text, performance notes and fingerings. 36 pages. G. Henle #HN631. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480631).

Item Number: HL.51480631

ISBN 9790201806310. 9x12 inches.

This rousing Poloniase, which is preceded by a nocturne-like Andante, was originally a work for piano and orchestra. It was written at the same time as Chopin's two piano concertos in E minor and F minor, and breathes the same fresh, youthful spirit. Since the orchestral part is subordinate and fulfills only an accompanying function, the Polonaise lends itself brilliantly to performance as a solo piano piece, and indeed is almost always performed as such in today's concert halls. In this spirit - and following the first editions - our Urtext edition is laid out not as a piano reduction (with two piano systems), but contains only the solo part; at those few passages where the solo piano rests, the orchestral accompaniment is reproduced in small print.

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About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

Very advanced level, very difficult note reading, frequent time signature changes, virtuosic level technical facility needed.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

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  • January 09, 2008 Best Edition and Polonaise

    I asked my best friend to buy the book,when he was in the US. This polonaise is the best of all Chopin's Polonaises. And this edition is the clearest and easiest to read. Nothing can substitute Henle's !

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  • 5

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  • March 08, 2006 How?

    All I can say is that... How can some one even be able to write down on paper what Federick Chopin did? This is by far the one of the greatest piano pieces ever written and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who thinks that.

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