Polonaise in E flat major, B100

Opus number

Burghauser catalogue number


Date of composition

20 December – 24 December 1879

Premiere - date and place

6 January 1880, Prague

Premiere performer(s)

36th Infantry Regiment Orchestra, conductor F. Sommer

First edition

C. F. Peters, 1892, Leipzig

Main key

E flat major


2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle, violins, violas, cellos, double basses


approx. 6 min.

This is an occasional piece which the composer wrote for the ball committee of the Academic Readers’ Association as the opening number for a ball held on 6 January 1880.