A - Autograph
FE - French edition
Maurice Schlesinger, Paris, plate number M.S. 1929:
FE1 – First French edition, VII 1836,
FE2 – corrected impression of FE1, VIII 1836.
Three pupil's copies with annotations originating from Chopin:
FED – Camille O'Méara-Dubois FE2 copy,
FEJ – Ludwika Jędrzejewicz FE2 copy,
FES – Jane Stirling FE2 copy.
GE - German edition
Filiation of the sources
Principles behind the main text of the
Polonaise in C sharp minor Op. 26 No. 1
We base our text on FE2 (the last authentic source) compared with A in order to eliminate accidental changes and oversights by the engraver. We consider the improvements Chopin made when proof-reading FE in passages that repeat as binding on all repetitions, even if they have not – through oversight on the part of the engraver or of Chopin himself – actually been included everywhere. We also take into consideration annotations Chopin made in his pupils' copies.