The Music Plays On — Chopin 24 Préludes, Op. 28

Frédéric Chopin, 1849

Between the years 1835–1839, Chopin wrote twenty-four small musical vignettes, one for each key, that would be published as his Opus 28. His 24 Preludes was commissioned for what would be around $30,000 today by the French publisher and piano maker, Camille Pleyel, who was also its dedicatee in the French and English editions. Interestingly, for the Breitkopf & Härtel German edition, the préludes were…

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