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Polonaise A major [Militaire] op. 40/1

Piano Solo

By Frederic Chopin

Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. This edition: Paperback/Soft Cover. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 9. Classical. Softcover. Op. 40/1. G. Henle #HN661. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480661).

Item Number: HL.51480661

9.25x12.25 inches.

Chopin's Polonaise in A major op. 40 no. 1 is better known as the 'Military Polonaise'. Indeed, the brisk rhythm, the 'drum roll' in the middle section and the heroic demeanour of the work in general all evoke the world of military music. A favourite for many generations now, the work has nevertheless faced a complex source situation; the editor must deal with two strands of sources that diverge considerably from one another. Our separate publication of the piece solves this problem masterfully; it is based on the musical text of the Chopin anthology of Polonaises (HN 217), and thus offers the typically high-quality and reliable Urtext of G. Henle Verlag.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

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    Malcolm M.
    Vallejo, CA
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  • 2010-04-20 00:00:00.0 Excellent!

    This is an amazing piece! It is challenging as it takes great speed and stamina to get this song up to appropriate tempo, but it is worth the challenge. This is a physically challenging song and should thus only be approached by those with medium/large hands and stamina! Otherwise...

    , GO FOR IT!

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