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Polonaises Op. 40

Pieces included in the source:
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: 2 Polonaises Op. 40

Type of the source: Stichvorlage autograph

Dedication: A son ami Mr Jules Fontana


  • height - 21,5 cm

  • width - 28 cm

Number of pages: 8

Location: United Kingdom, London, British Library

Shelf-mark: MS 3040

Sound Library NIFC: F. 1357

ÖNB Pha: 315

First Editions:

Polonaises Op. 40 (French, E. Troupenas & Co.)


Autograph manuscript with title page, dedication, signature and plate number of the Troupenas first edition (T. 977): 2 Polonaises / pour le piano forte / dediées à Mr Jules Fontana / par Chopin / Oev. 39 [this opus number crossed out three times] 40s added in the recapitulation of the Polonaise in A).

Other sources:

Polonaises Op. 40; Rejected public autograph
Polonaises Op. 40; Stichvorlage copy (Julian Fontana)

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