Polonaise No.5

Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise No.5 in F# minor

Op. 44, B. 135 • “Tragic”

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Despite its title, this is a composite work, with a mazurka embedded in the middle of the polonaise. (A polonaise is usually a dance in triple meter and moderate tempo, with the accent seeming to fall on the first beat thanks to its typical rhythmic pattern: an eighth note followed by two sixteenth notes, then four mor... read more