In the leading part the stile brillant is displayed in a version most in agreement with its name - it is brilliant, showy and spectacular. The central section is in the character of a nocturne, Andante spinato, and creates a subtle mood that is destroyed by the stormy rhythms of the polonaise. This work is often performed without the orchestra – the Andante spinato was immediately prepared for piano solo.
Critical source-edition edited by Jan Ekier and Paweł Kamiński based on manuscripts, copies approved by Chopin himself, and first editions. Its purpose is to present the works of Chopin in authentic form.
Polonaise in arrangement for one piano makes up volume 16 A XIVb, and the version with the piano arrangement is to be found in the volume Concert Works 32 B VII. The miniature version of the National Edition does not contain source commentary or performance notes.
Chopin, WN (min. scores)
- ISMN 979-0-9013-3287-4
- Language of edition: eng, pol
- Number of pages: 38
- Cover: softcover