Frédéric Chopin

Polonaise in Bb minor

B. 13 • “Adieu à Guillaume Kolberg”

About this work...

This is another polonaise from Chopin's early years that was posthumously published, in this case in 1879, 30 years after his death. The composer wrote it as a present for one of his classmates, Wilus Kolberg. It is an unusual piece in that it is based on music from Rossini's 1817 opera La gazza ladra. This was not his... read more