Rondo in C minor, op. 1 by Frédéric Chopin

Summary

'''Rondo in C minor''', Op. 1, for solo piano is Chopin's first published work, published in 1825,''Cambridge Companion to Chopin'' p80, Jim Samson. Cambridge University Press, 1994. ISBN 0-521-47752-2 ISBN 9780521477529 and dedicated to "Madame de Linde", a family friend with whom Chopin played duets.Frederick Niecks, "Chopin as a man as a musician" [http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext04/fkchc10.txt] The piece contains an "unorthodox (but entirely logical) tonal scheme". The first phase begins in C minor, moving into E major, A major, then back to C minor. The second phase moves to D major, finishing in C minor for a final statement of the theme.

The composition is considered somewhat weak, especially when compared to his later works. It was first published under the title "Adieu à Varsovie" ("Farewell to Warsaw").

Robert Schumann wrote of it in 1832:

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