A sneak peek of what it may have sounded like at the time Chopin composed his Op. 28 Preludes, this recording is of Polish pianist Ireneusz Jagla playing the A minor prelude on the Pleyel piano the composer used during his time at the island of Mallorca, Spain in 1838-39. The only pieces in the opus which are known to have been composed while there (the rest being completed, revised or otherwise ‘fixed up’) are numbers two, four, ten and twenty one. There is nothing particularly Spanish about these works, though their connection to that island is significant, as they came at a time when Chopin’s health was failing almost irreversibly. Despite that, he finished some of his best known works then, including the preludes, his famed B-flat minor sonata, and the lilting (at the beginning) F major Ballade, among other pieces.