Chopin: Piano Sonata in C Minor, Op. 4

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  • Composer: Frédéric Chopin
  • Editors: Sarah Gerbracht, Norbert Müllemann
  • Fingering: Andreas Groethuysen
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 9790201809427
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 41
  • 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.