I have read in a couple of places that Chopin himself requested for his Prelude Op. 28 No. 4 to be played at his own funeral, but no citation was given. Now I know that the preludes No. 4 and No. 6 were played at Chopin's funeral; but did he actually request the Prelude No. 4 for his funeral?

Maurycy Karasowski says (bottom of p320, top of p321) that Chopin requested that the only music to be played at his funeral be the Mozart Requiem.


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The original source for the Wikipedia entry is a New York Times article from 2003:


"Chopin had planned the musical program whose principal offering was to be a performance of Mozart's Requiem. [...] Shouldering the massive coffin, the six men moved up the nave to the sounds of the organ playing Chopin's Preludes in E Minor and B Minor."

Though https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude,_Op._28,_No.4(Chopin) doesn't cite this explicitly, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Preludes_(Chopin) provides the link.

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