Polonaise No.4

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise No.4 in C minor

Op. 40/2, B. 121 • “Les favorites 4”

About this work...

The polonaise is a couple dance in moderate tempo that originated in Poland. It developed from folk dances that were accompanied by singing, most of which were in triple meter and without upbeats. Eventually, vocal parts were abandoned and the dance music was performed by the instrumental ensembles that usually accompa... read more