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Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53 incypit. Genre: Polonaise. Key: A-flat major. Opus/WN: Op. Creation date: Acc. to Paderewski: VIII/6. Acc. to Turło: Chopin, Frédéric Polonaise Op. 53 in A flat major: Heroic sheet music for Piano – Heroic Polonaise, byname of Polonaise in A-flat Major, Op. 53, solo piano piece by Polish French composer Frédéric Chopin, known and nicknamed for its.

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The piece requires exceptional piano skills and great virtuosity to be interpreted at a high degree of proficiency. It is also very physically demanding, and according to his student Adolphe GutmannChopin played it more gently than most performers. George SandChopin’s longtime lover and companion, responded vigorously to the Revolutions of as did many intellectuals of the day.

When the Revolution began in Francewomen had fewer rights than men and Sand believed these were necessary for progress. Around this time, Sand started her own newspaper which was published in a workers’ co-operative.

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53 – Wikipedia

This allowed her to publish more political essays, expressing her strongly felt convictions. In one of these, for example, she wrote, “I cannot believe in any republic that starts a revolution by killing its own proletariat.


On hearing Chopin’s Polonaise, Sand was left with a deep symbolic impression which she polonxise to Chopin in their private correspondence. In one of their letters, she wrote passionately, “L’inspiration! There is no doubt that such a spirit must be present in the French Revolution.

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53

From now on this polonaise should be a symbol, a heroic symbol”. In spite of Chopin’s reluctance to bestow descriptive names on his music, music scholars and concert pianists have nevertheless associated the grand architecture of the music with this sobriquet, “Heroic.

The tempo of the piece is Alla polacca e maestoso “like a q and majestic”. The main theme is preceded by an introduction of about thirty seconds in length.

The piece features a grand introduction with fast ascending chromatic notes in both hands, setting the mood of the piece; also, it shows the heroic side of Chopin’s art. It is the familiar part of the piece and has the left hand moving in pounding octaves.

The theme is repeated up an octave with short trills that fill some of the auditory fhopin in the theme.

Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53 (Chopin, Frédéric)

The first interlude presents a series of chord progressions that lead into a recount of the traditional polonaise melody, with the polonaise rhythm employed in the left-hand accompaniment.


The main theme then repeats once more. A march -like melody follows the descending octaves and this occurs twice, and then a long lyrical interlude firstly with harmonic chord progressions and frequent modulations.

This ends in a descending passage before the main theme is replayed. The theme is played louder and more dramatically and ends in a coda including material derived from the main theme. A typical performance of the polonaise lasts seven minutes.

The piece is written in a 3 4 time marking but includes many implicit deviations from it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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