Rondeau de Concert 'Krakowiak', Op. 14

Chopin penned the Rondo à la krakowiak, Op. 14 in 1828, when he was eighteen. It was composed under the careful supervision of his teacher Jozef Eisner. The composer premiered the piece at his first concert in Vienna in 1829, and it very much impressed and intrigued the audience. The orchestra plays a supportive and accompanimental role, for the most part, but Chopin shows skill in writing for the ensemble, and he is very sensitive to the strengths of each instrument. He constructed this piece as a Rondo, which suggests that there ... more

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Frederic Chopin - Rondo for piano and orchestra, Op. 14

Frédéric Chopin

Frederic Francois Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher of French–Polish parentage. He was one of the great masters ...
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