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HN1154

Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp Minor, Op. 44

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  • Composer: Frédéric Chopin
  • Editor: Norbert Müllemann
  • Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
  • Instrumentation: Piano
  • ISMN: 979-020181154-3
  • Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
  • Pages: 25
  • Urtext / Critical Edition

Description

On August 23rd, 1841 Chopin wrote to the Viennese publisher Mechetti: "I currently have a manuscript available for you. It is a kind of fantasia in the form of a polonaise that I would call Polonaise". Chopin's uncertainty about the title is only too understandable. The work begins as a proud polonaise. Then a passage bursts in during which an octave a is relentlessly played more than thirty times. This almost modern sounding passage leads into a mazurka that seems to come from a different, enraptured world.