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Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 Op. 31

Title: Scherzo

Type of the source: Stichvorlage copy

Copyist: Julian Fontana

Dedication: A Mademoiselle la Comtesse Adèle de Fürstenstein


  • height - 23 cm

  • width - 30 cm

Number of pages: 24

Location: Poland, Warsaw, The National Library

Shelf-mark: Mus. 220

Sound Library NIFC: F. 1302

ÖNB Pha: 366

First Editions:

Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 Op. 31 (German, Breitkopf & Härtel)


Copy with plate number of the B&H first edition (5852). Title page includes dedication, signature and co-publishers' addresses in the composer's hand, subsequently deleted: Scherzo / pour Piano / dedié à Mlle la Csse Adèle de Fürstenstein / par FChopin / Leipsic chez Haertel. / Paris chez M. Schlesinger. / Londres chez Wessel. Completed by Chopin with pedalling, dynamic and tempo markings that are missing from the Stichvorlage.


Other sources:

Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 Op. 31; Stichvorlage autograph

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