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Story of how Polish composer Frédérick Chopin meets Frank Liszt in Paris while playing his Polonaise.


The Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 or (French: Polonaise héroïque, Heroic Polonaise) for solo piano was written by Frédéric Chopin in 1842. This masterpiece is one of Chopin’s most popular compositions and has always been a favorite of the classical piano repertoire. The piece requires exceptional pianistic skills and requires virtuosity to be played at an appropriate level of quality. It is also sometimes referred to as the Drum Polonaise.

Although the piece is labeled as a polonaise, it has little to do with the typical polonaise style. It presents two sections with a polonaise rhythm, but most of it has no particular polonaise attribute. It has been said that Chopin had composed the piece having a free and powerful Poland in mind, which may have led him to label it as a polonaise.

Another possibility is that the Heroic Polonaise is closely related to the Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1, known as the Military Polonaise, which, unlike the Heroic, is a true polonaise.


La pregunta del lunes / Monday’s question:

How old was Chopin when he composed the Polonaise? And Liszt?

(Leave your answers and, at the end of the week, those of you who give the right answers will have a prize...)

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5 comentarios

Naiara Sagrario Molina Díaz -

How old was Chopin when he composed the Polonaise? And Liszt?
When Chopin composed the POLONAISE he was 28 years old.And Liszt was 1 year less,27 years old.
That are my answers that I think .BYE,bye to all.

César 5ºB -

Is a very good song,Chopin is a very good (PIANISTA)

Lydia Aguado 5ºA -

I think that your answer is bad Inés.Chopin was 32 years old and Liszt 31 years old.

ines 5ºA -

this is the answer of the questions is in the other comment

ines 5ºA -

chopin compused the polonaise when he has 7 years and lizt have 6 years
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