Karol Kurpiński, Polonaises book 1
for piano, PWM 12295
This publication contains three polonaises (G major, D minor, G minor). These pieces are a worthy representation of the polonaise genre fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries. They were written in a classical style, but with some romantic touches. In them, the composer combined graceful melodicism with brillant-style figurations. The polonaises included in the publication have been provided with an appliqué adapted to suit a medium-sized hand. The pieces can be incorporated into the training of young pianists, but can also provide interpretive challenges for mature musicians.
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