Le regret, Op.332 (Mayer, Charles)

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Work Title Le regret
Alternative. Title Valse-étude mélancolique
Composer Mayer, Charles
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.332 (Op.A1 No.7)
Key F-sharp minor
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 1
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1861 or before (1838 in Chopin attribution)
First Publication. 1861
Average DurationAvg. Duration 3-4 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Romantic
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation piano
Extra Information Incorrectly attributed to Chopin as Valse mélancolique in F-sharp minor, A1/7. Re-published around 1930 and later in 1986 (by Stanislaw Dybowski on the bi-weekly "Ruch Muzyczny"). In 2012 I discovered, thru the Berlin Staatsbibliothek, that the piece had been indeed composed by Charles Mayer in 1861 (or before) in a more elaborated form. I couldn't find any reason why the Valse remained unnoticed and subsequently published in a shortened version under the name of Chopin. An article (in Italian) about this work can be found here and here. An English version of the article is here

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Piano Music by Frédéric Chopin