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Rondo à la krakowiak, Op 14

'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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Rondo à la krakowiak, Op 14
After opera and national airs, Chopin turned to folk dance for his third work for piano and orchestra, composed in the same year (1828) as the ‘Polish potpourri’. The Rondo à la krakowiak in F major Op 14 is the only work of Chopin explicitly in this Polish dance form (although as we have seen the finale of the E minor Concerto resembles it). The krakowiak is a lively dance in 2/4 time, indigenous to the region around Kraków (Cracow). Like its predecessors, it is a sparkling display piece though here the orchestral role is more telling. Though he played it frequently after its composition, Chopin seems never to have returned to it after leaving Poland.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2008

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDS44351/66 disc 14 track 9
Recording date
18 June 1997
Recording venue
National Philharmonic Concert Hall, Warsaw, Poland
Recording producer
Andrzej Sasin
Recording engineer
Andrzej Sasin & Andrzej Lupa
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  1. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 14 Track 9
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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