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Prelude in B minor, Op. 28 No. 6 incypit

Genre: Prelude

Key: B minor

Opus/WN: Op. 28 No. 6

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

Acc. to Paderewski: I/6

Acc. to Turło: 171

Instruments: piano

Composition dedicated to:

Joseph Christoph Kessler
Camille Pleyel


The sixth Prelude, in B minor, returns to the elegiac mood of the Prelude in E minor. In the melody, shifted into the cello register, a keening tone has been heard. George Sand was the first listener to note that it ‘casts the soul into fearful depression’. It is one of the two preludes described as ‘raindrop’, on account of the insistent repetition of notes in the upper part.

Author: Mieczysław Tomaszewski
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