'''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.
Robert Schumann wrote of it in 1832: