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HN942

Chopin: Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 4

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    1. Composer: Frédéric Chopin
    2. Editors: Sarah Gerbracht, Norbert Müllemann
    3. Fingering: Andreas Groethuysen
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020180942-7
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 41
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    The early Piano Sonata, Op. 4 offers interesting insights into the young Chopin's compositional development. in all probability written during his student years at the Warsaw Conservatory and highly prized by Chopin himself, the nineteen-year-old composer presented the work to the publisher Tobias Haslinger on a visit to Vienna. But the publisher put off the still unknown composer. It was only when Chopin was at the height of his fame that Haslinger saw a possibility to do business – but this time it was Chopin who declined. Thus his first sonata was never published during his lifetime.