G. Henle Verlag

HN1154

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

In stock and typically ships within 1 business day.
    1. Composer: Frédéric Chopin
    2. Editor: Norbert Müllemann
    3. Fingering: Hans-Martin Theopold
    4. Instrumentation: Piano
    5. ISMN: 979-020181154-3
    6. Size: 9.3 x 12.2 inches
    7. Pages: 25
    8. Urtext / Critical Edition

    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.