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Piano Solo

By Frederic Chopin

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Piano solo Piano solo - SMP Level 10 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849). Edited by Ewald Zimmermann. Sheet music. Henle Music Folios. Pages: 144. Classical. Hardcover. 156 pages. G. Henle #HN218. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480218).

Item Number: HL.51480218

9.25x12.25 inches.

The polonaise made its first appearances in stylized dance music in the late 16th century. With his own polonaises, Chopin also declared his allegiance to his native Poland. In a way, the genre had fascinated him since his childhood. His earliest printed work was a Polonaise (KK IIa no. 1 in G minor), which he had written at the age of seven. The first three posthumously published Polonaises op. 71 as well as KK IVa nos. 1-3, 5 and 8 are juvenilia from the Warsaw years. The mature works begin with the seven great Polonaises op. 26 nos. 1 and 2, op. 40 nos. 1 and 2, op. 44 and 53, and, above all, the Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61 of 1845/46, Chopin's last great piano work. With their mixture of festiveness and refinement, of power and suppleness, of heroic pathos and graceful charm, they all testify to the inimitable artistry of this great composer.

About SMP Level 10 (Advanced)

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

  • Chopin: Polonaise c minor op. 40,2 
  • Chopin: Polonaise [Dramatique] c sharp minor op. 26,1 
  • Chopin: Polonaise [Militaire] A major op. 40,1 
  • Chopin: Polonaise g sharp minor KK IVa,3 
  • Chopin: Polonaise G flat major KK IVa,8 
  • Chopin: Polonaise b flat minor KK IVa,5 
  • Chopin: Polonaise A flat major op. 53 [Oktaves] 
  • Chopin: Polonaise e flat minor op. 26,2 
  • Chopin: Polonaise A flat major KK IVa,2 
  • Chopin: Polonaise d minor op. 71,1 
  • Chopin: Polonaise f sharp minor op. 44 
  • Chopin: Polonaise [Polonaise-Fantasie] A flat major op. 61 
  • Chopin: Polonaise B flat major op. 71,2 
  • Chopin: Polonaise (Version 1: autograph) f minor op. 71,3 
  • Chopin: Polonaise (Version 2: Fontana) f minor op. 71,3 
  • Chopin: Polonaise g minor KK IIa,1 
  • Chopin: Polonaise B flat major KK IVa,1 
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