Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat significant, Op. 22, was made up by Frédéric Chopin in between 1830 and 1834. The Grande polonaise brillante in E-flat, set for piano and orchestra, was composed initially, in 1830-31. In 1834, Chopin wrote an Andante spianato in G, for piano solo, which he added to the start of the piece, and joined the two parts with a fanfare-like sequence. The combined work was published in 1836, and was committed to Madame d’Este.
The Grande polonaise brillante is a work for piano and orchestra, although the piano part is often played on its own. The Andante spianato (spianato means “even” or “smooth”) for solo piano was composed as an introduction to the polonaise after Chopin got a long-awaited invite to carry out in one of Habeneck’s Conservatoire Concerts in Paris. This was the only time Chopin had ever used the term spianato as a description for any of his works.
Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante Op. 22 Piano Music Sheet
Chopin’s first work, composed at age 7, had actually been a polonaise. The Grande polonaise brillante of 1830– 31 was to be the last such he would make up for several years. It preoccupied Chopin in his final months at Warsaw. It was ended up at Vienna in 1831.
|Name Translations:||Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante; Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante; アンダンテ・スピアナートと華麗なる大ポロネーズ; Andante spianato y Gran Polonesa brillante; Andante spianato i Wielki Polonez (Chopin); Andante spianato e Grande Polacca brillante op. 22; Andante spianato i gran polonesa brillant|
|Opus/Catalogue Number:||Op. 22|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 3|
|Key:||G major / E-flat major|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1831 (Grand polonaise brillante), 1834 (Andante spianato)|