Rondo in E-flat major (Chopin)

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The Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 16, sometimes called Introduction and Rondo, is a classical composition by Frédéric Chopin, written in 1833.[1] It was dedicated to Caroline Hartmann.


The piece is written in rondo form. It begins with a passionate introduction in C minor, followed by the joyful main theme in E-flat major. The second theme is still lively, but somewhat more subdued than the first. To conclude, the main theme returns, followed by the coda. The piece as a whole is varied and interesting, but challenging for the pianist. The average performance of this piece lasts around 10 minutes.[2]