The Polonaise in e-flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2 and the Polonaise Op. 26 No. 1 were composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1836, as Frédéric Chopin was 26 years old. So, the Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op. 26 No. 1 and the Polonaise in E-flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2, both of the Op. 26 was composed at the age of 26. These polonaises were dedicated to Josef Dessauer - an Austrian born composer who wrote many popular songs, and also some less successful operas. He was a friend of many composers of his time, such as Gioachino Rossini, Franz Schubert, Hector Berlioz, Felix Mendelssohn, Franz Liszt and Frédéric Chopin, who dedicated some pieces to him.
Played and recorded by Anastasia Huppmann in Vienna for the Label GRAMOLA Wien