FIRST EDITIONS first editions

Polonaises Op. 40

Pieces published in the collection:
Polonaise in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 Op. 40 No. 1
Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40 No. 2 Op. 40 No. 2

Title: Deux Polonaises pour le Piano, Op. 40

Title page:
DEUX POLONAISES|Pour|Le Piano|Dédiée à|à [!] Mr. Jules Fontana|PAR|FRED. CHOPIN.|A.L.|Op: 40. Prix: 6f.|a PARIS, chez E. TROUPENAS & Cie. Rue Nevue Vivienne, 40.|Londres, chez Wessel. Leipzig, chez Breitkopf & Haertel

Dedication: A Mr. Jules Fontana

Publisher: E. Troupenas & Co.

Publication date: XII 1840

Place of publication: France, Paris

Plate number: T 977

Format: 34 cm

Number of pages: 9

Edition based on:

Polonaises Op. 40; Stichvorlage autograph



The first impression was printed without the title page. This lack of title page was corrected in second impression published in early 1841 (with the dedication on the title page).

There is also an edition published by Brandus Publishing House additionally marked with initials and plate number B. et Cie 6479 in which, similarly to the first edition, there is no pedalization, omitted by Chopin in the autograph.

Other editions:

Polonaises Op. 40 (German, Breitkopf & Härtel)
Polonaises Op. 40 (English, Wessel & Co.)

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