The polonaise is a dance in 3/4 time and relatively slow, having this type of composition originated in Poland. The style already existed before Chopin, but it was with him that the style became quite pompous, becoming very popular in classical music in other countries.
Edition Peters dates back to December 1, 1800, when the Vienna-educated composer and conductor Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754–1812) partnered with organist Ambrosius Kühnel (c. 1770–1813) to establish a Bureau de Musique in Leipzig. Its activities included the sale of instruments - providing, among others, Goethe and Beethoven - and the publishing of books and sheet music.
The label is well known among classical music musicians for the variety and quality of its editions.