Polonaise: a Polish dance
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Chopin: 15 facts about the great composer
14. Polonaise: a Polish dance
Chopin wrote around 23 polonaises throughout his life. His most famous examples are the Military' Polonaise in A, 'Heroic' or 'Drum' Polonaise in A flat. Like much of Chopin's music, most of the pieces are written for solo piano, but the Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante is an orchestral piece.