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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

Type of the source: Stichvorlage copy

Copyist: Julian Fontana

Dedication: A son ami Jules Fontana


  • height - 21,5 cm

  • width - 27,7 cm

Number of pages: 8

Location: Poland, Warsaw, The National Library

Shelf-mark: Mus. 225

Sound Library NIFC: F. 1300

ÖNB Pha: 371

First Editions:

Polonaises Op. 40 (German, Breitkopf & Härtel)


Copy with plate number of the B&H first edition (6331). Based on a working manuscript and Stichvorlage: pedalling, dynamic and tempo indications borrowed from the former (which are missing from the Stichvorlage). Title page: 2 Polonaises / pour le Piano / dedié à son ami / Jules Fontana / par Fréd. Chopin.

Other sources:

Polonaises Op. 40; Rejected public autograph
Polonaises Op. 40; Stichvorlage autograph

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