Chopin's Polonaises

Frédéric Chopin's polonaises are generally the best known of all polonaises in classical music. He composed at least twenty three of them for solo piano, but at least seven of those have been lost. Among his best known polonaises are the Military Polonaise (Opus 40, Number 1) for solo piano, and the Heroic Polonaise (or Drum Polonaise) (Opus 53) for solo piano.

Not all of his polonaises were written for solo piano. The Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante (Opus 22) was written for piano/orchestra as well as for solo piano, and the Introduction and Polonaise Brillante (Opus 3) was written for cello/piano.

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849), who wrote mostly for solo piano, is generally considered to be one of the great masters of Romantic music. His work, often sounding like spontaneous improvisation, is characterized by beautiful rhythmic melodies expressive of heart-felt emotion.



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