POLONAISE IN A MINOR; OP. 53

Latest update on 11/02/2016

Artist: Frédéric Chopin
Author: Frédéric Chopin
Year: 1840s

Covers:

1945:

Perry Como [n°1 US as Till The End Of Time; banned by the BBC]

1945:

Les Brown [idem]

1945:

Dick Haymes

1945:

Rina Ketty [as Tant que je vivrai]

1945:

Yvette Giraud [idem]

1964:

Ray Charles Singers [as Till The End Of Time]

1965:

Kathy Kirby

1969:

Della Reese [all as Till The End Of Time]

1971:

Doors [the theme is clearly quoted in Ray Manzarek's solo in Hyacinth House from L.A. Woman]

Chopin's Polonaise (as by José Iturbi) made the US top 20 in the slipstream of Perry Como's hit. This whole Chopin revival was triggered in the first place by autobiographical film A Song To Remember.

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