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Polonaise in A flat major, KKIVa/2

published in 1902

Written in April 1821 and dedicated to Chopin’s music master Wojciech Zywny, Polonaise No 13 in A flat major was first printed in 1902. Delicate, ornamental, an aspiring trialogue between harmony, phrase and melody, not all its concern is with the common coinage of its place or period. The independently imagined D flat subdominant aside in bars 17 to 20, for instance, clearly looks to another time and environment. Paderewski’s editorial tempo (Animato) seems brisk, his dynamics fussy, for the simple grace of what Chopin offers us.

from notes by Ateş Orga © 1992

Composée en avril 1821 et dédiée à Wojciech Zywny, professeur de musique de Chopin, la Polonaise no13 en la bémol majeur fut publiée pour la première fois en 1902. C’est une pièce délicate, ornementale, un trialogue ambitieux entre harmonie, phrase et mélodie, dont l’expression dépasse l’invention habituelle à sa période et à son origine.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ateş Orga © 1992
Français: Alain Midoux

Die Polonaise Nr.13 in As-Dur, im April 1821 geschrieben und Chopins Musiklehrer Wojciech Zywny gewidmet, erschien 1902 erstmals in einer Druckausgabe. Zart und schmuck, ein ehrgeiziges Dreiergespräch zwischen Harmonie, Phrase und Melodie, ist dieses Werk keineswegs ausschlielich an den Ort und die Zeit seiner Entstehung gefesselt.

aus dem Begleittext von Ateş Orga © 1992
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


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