Polonaise Music Recordings

The Polonaise (which literally means 'Polish' in French) is a dance of Polish origin, with a very similar rhythm to that of the Swedish polska. The polonaise is one of the five historical dances of Poland, and it remains a popular dance for carnival parties. Frédéric Chopin's was the composers whose Polonaises are best known, but pieces in this style were also written by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Philipp Telemann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Franz Liszt, Mauro Giuliani, Modest Mussorgsky, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Alexander Scriabin.

Title Composer Instrument Period Ratings
12 Polonaises, F. 12 Wilhelm Friedemann Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3 Frédéric Chopin Solo Instrument and Piano Romantic
Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise from Christmas Eve Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Orchestra Late 19th century
Polonaise in A flat major, B. 5 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in A flat major 'Heroique', Op. 53 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in B flat minor, B. 13 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in Bb, B. 3 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in F sharp minor, Op. 44 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in G-flat major, B. 36 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in G minor, B. 1 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaise in G sharp minor, B. 6 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaises, Op. 26 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaises, Op. 40 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic
Polonaises, Op. 71 Frédéric Chopin Piano Romantic