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The Full Works Concert with Catherine Bott 8pm - 10pm
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Strictly Classical: classical music and dance
This is a confusing one - the Polonaise is, like the Mazurka, Polish in origin, but its name is the French word for 'Polish'. So it's sort-of French too, in a way. No matter where it's from, Chopin was one of the biggest exponents of the form, while other big-hitters in the Polonaise world include Mozart, Schubert, Weber and Schumann. This picture shows Chopin playing one of his Polonaises at a dance.