Free music and sheet music
Listen to HD music
Track practice time
Music, music and more music
Frédéric Chopin wrote his Polonaise in A flat major, Op. 53, in 1842, and dedicated it to Auguste Leo. It has since become one of his most admired works, and a staple of the classical piano repertoire, because of both its high technical demands (which lets the pianist show his/her skills) and its powerful and emotional character. Bearing the mark Alla polacca e maestoso (like a polonaise and majestic) it employs a form intermediate between a ternary form and a rondo. A standard performance lasts around 7 minutes. The Heroique nickname seems to have originated with Chopin’s companion, George Sand, who suggested that the piece be a symbol of the 1848 Revolution because of its heroic character.
Stream great classical music on the Web, Mobile or Apple TV
Simply track your practice time, set goals, and get help completing homework assignments.
There are no questions yet.