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Prelude in E flat major, Op. 28 No. 19 incypit

Genre: Prelude

Key: E-flat major

Opus/WN: Op. 28 No. 19

Creation date: 1831(?)-1839, kompozycja cyklu: 1838-1839

Acc. to Paderewski: I/19

Acc. to Turło: 184

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Joseph Christoph Kessler
Camille Pleyel


The climactic Prelude in C minor is preceded by the Prelude in E flat major. This has a character that is close to an etude. The uniformity of the motion, against the constant, regular undulation of the dynamics and a tempo swift as the wind, is apt to give an impression of being in the presence of that very element. The E flat major Prelude not only precedes the C minor. With its last bars, it also seems to announce it. Hence it is sometimes played attacca, without a moment’s intake of breath.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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