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Prelude in E minor, Op. 28 No. 4 incypit

Genre: Prelude

Key: E minor

Opus/WN: Op. 28 No. 4

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

Acc. to Paderewski: I/4

Acc. to Turło: 169

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Joseph Christoph Kessler
Camille Pleyel


The Prelude in E minor belongs to the category of elegiac preludes: it moves in dark, even sombre colours. Particularly distinctive here is the insistent repetition of a ‘seconds’ motif (in this instance a minor second), characteristic of the cycle as a whole. It proceeds at a slow tempo, is extremely succinct and adheres to a muted dynamic range.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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