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Prelude in G minor, Op. 28 No. 22 incypit

Genre: Prelude

Key: G minor

Opus/WN: Op. 28 No. 22

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

Acc. to Paderewski: I/22

Acc. to Turło: 187

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Joseph Christoph Kessler
Camille Pleyel


A direct augury of the ultimate apocalypse is the Prelude in G minor (No. 22). This has something of a surreal ballade about it: a galloping rhythm in a balladic 6/8 metre, reined in by the play of syncopations, in a troubled tempo, molto agitato. The last bars of the G minor Prelude seem to lead straight to the finale.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
[Cykl audycji "Fryderyka Chopina Dzieła Wszystkie"]
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