List of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by opus number

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This is a list of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by opus number. There is a separate list by genre.
Chopin at 25, by Maria Wodzińska, 1835

Most of Chopin's compositions were for solo piano, although he did compose two piano concertos (his concertos No. 1 and No. 2 are two of the romantic piano concerto repertoire's most often-performed pieces) as well as some other music for ensembles. His larger scale works such as sonatas, the four scherzi, the four ballades, the Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49, and the Barcarole in F-sharp major, Op. 60 have cemented a solid place within the repertoire, as well as shorter works like his polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes, impromptus and nocturnes taking a substantial portion of recorded and performed music. Two important collections are the Études, Op. 10 and 25 (which are a staple of that genre for pianists), and the 24 Preludes, Op. 28 (a cycle of short pieces paired in a major key/relative minor key pattern following the circle of fifths in clockwise steps). In addition, he wrote numerous song settings of Polish texts, and chamber pieces including a piano trio and a cello sonata.

This listing uses the traditional opus numbers where they apply; other works are identified by numbers from the catalogues of Maurice J. E. Brown (B), Krystyna Kobylańska (KK), and Józef Michał Chomiński (A, C, D, E, P, S).

The last opus number Chopin used was 65, that allocated to the Cello Sonata in G minor. He expressed a death-bed wish that all his unpublished manuscripts be destroyed. However, at the request of the composer's mother and sisters, Julian Fontana selected 23 unpublished piano pieces and grouped them into eight opus numbers (Op. 66–73). These works were published in 1855.[1] In 1857, the known 17 Polish songs that had been written at various stages throughout Chopin's life were collected and published as Op. 74, the order of the songs within that opus having little regard for their actual order of composition.[2] Other songs have since come to light, but they are not part of Op. 74. Works that were published or have come to light since 1857 were not given opus numbers, and alternate catalogue designations are used for them.

Works with opus numbers[edit]

Published during Chopin's lifetime[edit]

Published posthumously[edit]

  • Op. posth. 4, Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor (1828)
  • Op. posth. 66, Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor (1835)
  • Op. posth. 67, 4 Mazurkas (1835–1849)
    • No. 1 in G major (1835)
    • No. 2 in G minor (1849)
    • No. 3 in C major (1835)
    • No. 4 in A minor (1846)
  • Op. posth. 68, 4 Mazurkas (1827–1849)
    • No. 1 in C major (1829)
    • No. 2 in A minor (1827)
    • No. 3 in F major (1829)
    • No. 4 in F minor (1849) (Last Composition)
  • Op. posth. 69, 2 Waltzes (1829–1835)
  • Op. posth. 70, 3 Waltzes (1829–1841)
    • No. 1 in G-flat major (1833)
    • No. 2 in F minor (1841)
    • No. 3 in D-flat major (1829)
  • Op. posth. 71, 3 Polonaises (1825–1828)
    • No. 1 in D minor (1825)
    • No. 2 in B-flat major (1828)
    • No. 3 in F minor (1828)
  • Op. posth. 72, (1826–1827)
  • Op. posth. 73, Rondo in C major (versions for solo piano and two pianos) (1828)
  • Op. posth. 74, 17 Polish Songs (1829–1847)
    • No. 1 The Wish (Życzenie) (1829)
    • No. 2 Spring (Wiosna) (1838)
    • No. 3 The Sad River (Smutna Rzeka) (1831)
    • No. 4 Merrymaking (Hulanka) (1830)
    • No. 5 What She Likes (Gdzie lubi) (1829)
    • No. 6 Out of My Sight (Precz z moich oczu) (1830)
    • No. 7 The Messenger (Poseł) (1830)
    • No. 8 Handsome Lad (Śliczny chłopiec) (1841)
    • No. 9 Melody (Melodia) (1847)
    • No. 10 The Warrior (Wojak) (1830)
    • No. 11 The Double-End (Dwojaki koniec) (1845)
    • No. 12 My Darling (Moja pieszczotka) (1837)
    • No. 13 I Want What I Have Not (Nie ma czego trzeba) (1845)
    • No. 14 The Ring (Pierścień) (1836)
    • No. 15 The Bridegroom (Narzeczony) (1831)
    • No. 16 Lithuanian Song (Piosnka litewska) (1831)
    • No. 17 Leaves are Falling, Hymn from the Tomb (Śpiew z mogiłki) (1836)

Works without opus numbers[edit]

Note: Because different catalogue numbering systems have applied to the following works, they are ordered by year of publication.

Published during Chopin's lifetime[edit]

Published posthumously[edit]

  • 1851: Variations in E major on the air "Der Schweizerbub", a.k.a. Introduction et Variations sur un lied allemand en mi majeur, B. 14, KK IVa/4, P 1/4 (1826)
  • 1856: Song Jakież kwiaty, jakie wianki, in C major, B. 39, KK IVa/9, P 1/9 (1829)
  • 1864: Polonaise in G-sharp minor, B. 6, KK IVa/3, P 1/3 (1822)
  • 1868: Waltz in E minor, B. 56, KK IVa/15, P 1/15 (1830)
  • 1870: Polonaise in G-flat major, B. 36, KK IVa/8, P 1/8 (1829)
  • 1870: Mazurka in C, B. 82, KK IVb/3, P 2/3 (1833)
  • 1871: Waltz in E major, B. 44, KK IVa/12, P 1/12 (1829)
  • 1875: 2 Mazurkas (G major, B-flat major), B. 16, KK. IIa/2-3, S 1/2 (1826; these are the original versions of these works; their revised versions were originally published in the year of their composition, 1826, without opus numbers)
  • 1875: Mazurka in D, B. 31, KK IVa/7, P 1/7 (1829)
  • 1875: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Lento con gran espressione, B. 49, KK IVa/16, P 1/16 (1830)
  • 1879: Polonaise in B-flat minor. Adieu à Guillaume Kolberg, B. 13, KK IVa/5, P 1/5 (1826)
  • 1881: Variations in A: « Souvenir de Paganini », B. 37, KK IVa/10, P 1/10 (1829)
  • 1898: Fugue in A minor, B. 144, KK IVc/2, P 3/1 (1841–1842)
  • 1902: Polonaise in A-flat major, B. 5, KK IVa/2, P 1/2 (1821)
  • 1902: Waltz in A-flat major, B. 21, KK IVa/13, P 1/13 (1827)
  • 1902: Waltz in E-flat major, B. 46, KK IVa/14, P 1/14 (1829–1830)
  • 1909: Mazurka in B-flat major, B. 73, KK IVb/1, P 2/1 (1832)
  • 1910: Mazurka in D major (Mazurek), B. 4, KK Anh. Ia/1, A 1/1 (1820)
  • 1910: Song "Rêverie" (Dumka, Mist Before My Eyes), A minor, B. 132, KK IVb/9, P 2/9 (1840)
  • 1910: Moderato in E major « Feuille d'album » (Album Leaf), B. 151, KK IVb/12, P 2/12 (1843)
  • 1918: Prelude in A-flat major (ded. Pierre Wolff), B. 86, KK. IVb/7, P 2/7 (1834)
  • 1930: Mazurka in A-flat major, B. 85, KK. IVb/4, P 2/4 (1834)
  • 1930: Prelude and Andantino animato, in F major, KK Anh Ia/2-3, A 1/2-3 (doubtful)
  • 1931: Cantabile in B-flat major, B. 84, KK IVb/6
  • 1932: Waltz in F-sharp minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A 1/7 (spurious)
  • 1938: Largo in E-flat major, B. 109, KK. IVb/5
  • 1938: Nocturne in C minor, B. 108, KK IVb/8, P 2/8 (1837)
  • 1943: Contredanse in G-flat major, B. 17. KK Anh Ia/4, A 1/4 (1826; doubtful)
  • 1947: Polonaise in B-flat major, B. 3, KK IVa/1, P 1/1 (1817)
  • 1948: Canon in F minor, B. 129b, KK IVc/1
  • 1954: Song "Czary" (Enchantement), in D minor, B. 51, KK IVa/11, P 1/11 (1830; a facsimile version had been published in 1910)
  • 1955: Variations in E major for flute and piano on the air "Non piu mesta" from Rossini's La Cenerentola, B. 9, KK Anh. Ia/5, A 1/5 (1824; spurious)
  • 1955: "Sostenuto" (a.k.a. Klavierstück; Waltz) in E-flat major, B. 133, KK IVb/10, P 2/10 (1840)
  • 1955: Waltz in A minor, B. 150, KK IVb/11, P 2/11 (1843)
  • 1965: Introduction, Thème et Variations sur un air vénitien, in D major, for piano 4-hands, B.12a, KK IVa/6 (1826)
  • 1968: Bourrée No. 1 in G major, B. 160b/1, KK VIIb/1, D 2/1 (1848)
  • 1968: Bourrée No. 2 in A major, B. 160b/2, KK VIIb/2, D 2/2 (1846)
  •  ?: Galop A flat (Galop Marquis), KK IVc/13, P 2/13 (1846)
  •  ?: Nocturne in C sharp minor (Nocturne oublié), KK Anh Ia/6, A1/6 (spurious)
  •  ?: Introduction, Thème et Variations sur un thème de Thomas Moore en ré majeur in D, P 1/6 (1826)
  •  ?: Mazurka in D, P 2/2 (1832)
  •  ?: Klavierstück in E-flat major, P 2/5 (1837)
  •  ?: Klavierstück in B-flat major, P 2/6 (1834)
  •  ?: Prelude in E-flat minor, Devil's Trill

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