Chopin: Rondo in C for Two Pianos, Op. posth. 73

Program Note

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
Rondo in C Major for Two Pianos, Op. posth. 73 (1828)

Despite its high opus number, this Rondo was written by Chopin when he was a student at the Warsaw Conservatory. Initially, he conceived it for solo piano but later arranged it for two pianos. He never sought publication of either version in his lifetime, though the two-piano rendition finally reached print in Berlin in 1855, along with a number of other previously unpublished early compositions.

—Robert Cummings