Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major, op. 14 by Frédéric Chopin

Summary

'''''Rondo à la Krakowiak''''' in F major, Op. 14 is a composition for piano and orchestra. It was written in 1828 and dedicated to Princess Anna_Zofia_Sapieha, whose mother, Izabela_Czartoryska, was influential in shaping the burgeoning Romantic aesthetic in Poland, particularly through the Temple of [Polish] Memory in Pu\u0142awy. The piece begins with a soft, pentatonic section in 3/4 time, which introduces the lively syncopated krakowiak in its typical 2/4 meter.

The ''Rondo à la Krakowiak'' was written in Warsaw in 1828 under the guidance of Józef Elsner. It has received a number of recordings but still remains less known than most of Chopin's other works.

Chopin quotes Niccolò Paganini's Caprice No. 24 during this work, and includes a variation on the quotation.

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