List of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by genre

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This is a list of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by genre. There is a separate list by opus number.
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 scherzos, 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, Opp. 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).

Piano solo[edit]

Ballades[edit]

Main article: Ballades (Chopin)
  • Op. 23: Ballade No. 1 in G minor (composed 1835-36)
  • Op. 38: Ballade No. 2 in F major (1836–39)
  • Op. 47: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major (1841)
  • Op. 52: Ballade No. 4 in F minor (1842–43)

Études[edit]

Main article: Études (Chopin)

Fanciful nicknames have been given to most of Chopin's Études from time to time, although Chopin himself never used nicknames for these pieces, and none are authentic. Only about three such nicknames are widely used: Op. 10, No. 5 Black Keys; Op. 10, No. 12 Revolutionary; and Op. 25, No. 11 Winter Wind. A number of occasionally suggested nicknames are shown below.

Impromptus[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

Mazurkas[edit]

Main article: Mazurkas (Chopin)
  • Op. 6, Four Mazurkas (1830-32)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in F-sharp minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in E major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in E-flat minor
  • Op. 7, Five Mazurkas (1830-32)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B-flat major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in F minor
    • No. 4: Mazurka in A-flat major (1824)
    • No. 5: Mazurka in C major
  • Op. 17, Four Mazurkas (1833)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B-flat major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in E minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in A minor
  • Op. 24, Four Mazurkas (1835)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in B-flat minor
  • Op. 30, Four Mazurkas (1837)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in C minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in B minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in D-flat major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
  • Op. 33, Four Mazurkas (1838)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G-sharp minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in D major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in B minor
  • Op. 41, Four Mazurkas (1839-40)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in E minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
  • Mazurka in A minor (No. 50; "Notre Temps"; 1840; pub. 1841 in Six morceaux de salon, without Op. number; B. 134; KK IIb/4; S 2/4)
  • Mazurka in A minor (No. 51; "Émile Gaillard"; 1840; pub. 1841 in Album de pianistes polonais, without Op. number; B. 140; KK IIb/5; S 2/5)
  • Op. 50, Three Mazurkas (1842)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
  • Op. 56, Three Mazurkas (1844)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C minor
  • Op. 59, Three Mazurkas (1845-46)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in A minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in F-sharp minor
  • Op. 63, Three Mazurkas (1846-7)
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in F minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor

Published in Poland during early years[edit]

  • Two Mazurkas (unnumbered; 1826; pub. 1826, without Op. number; B. 16, KK IIa/2-3, S 1, No. 2):
    • a. Mazurka in G major
    • b. Mazurka in B-flat major

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  • Op. posth. 67, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 42-45; pub. 1855):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G major (1833)
    • No. 2: Mazurka in G minor (1849)
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C major (1835)
    • No. 4: Mazurka in A minor (1846)
  • Op. posth. 68, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 46-49; pub. 1855):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in C major (1829)
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A minor (1827)
    • No. 3: Mazurka in F major (1829)
    • No. 4: Mazurka in F minor (1849)
Without opus numbers[edit]
  • Mazurka in C major (1833; pub. 1870; B. 82; KK IVB/3; P 2/3)
  • Mazurka in D major (1829; pub. 1875; B 31/71; KK IVa/7; P 1/7)
  • Mazurka in B-flat major (1832; pub. 1909; B. 73; KK IVb/1; P 2/1)
  • Mazurka in D major "Mazurek" (doubtful, 1820?; pub. 1910; B. 4; KK Anh Ia/1; A 1/1)
  • Mazurka in A-flat major (1834; pub. 1930; B. 85; KK IVb/4; P 2/4)
  • Mazurka in D major (1832; pub. ?; P 2/2)

Nocturnes[edit]

Main article: Nocturnes (Chopin)

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus number[edit]
Without opus numbers[edit]

Polonaises[edit]

Main article: Polonaises (Chopin)

Published in Poland during early years[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
Without opus numbers[edit]
  • KK IVa, Five Polonaises:
    • No. 1: Polonaise in B-flat major (1817)
    • No. 2: Polonaise in A-flat major (1821)
    • No. 3: Polonaise in G-sharp minor (1822)
    • No. 5: Polonaise in B-flat minor, Adieu à Guillaume Kolberg (1826)
    • No. 8: Polonaise in G-flat major (1829)

Preludes[edit]

Main article: Preludes (Chopin)
  • Op. 28, 24 Preludes:
    • No. 1: Prelude in C major (composed 1839)
    • No. 2: Prelude in A minor (1838)
    • No. 3: Prelude in G major (1838–1839)
    • No. 4: Prelude in E minor (1838)
    • No. 5: Prelude in D major (1838–1839)
    • No. 6: Prelude in B minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 7: Prelude in A major (1836)
    • No. 8: Prelude in F-sharp minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 9: Prelude in E major (1838–1839)
    • No. 10: Prelude in C-sharp minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 11: Prelude in B major (1838–1839)
    • No. 12: Prelude in G-sharp minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 13: Prelude in F-sharp major (1838–1839)
    • No. 14: Prelude in E-flat minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 15: Prelude in D-flat major, Raindrop (1838–1839)
    • No. 16: Prelude in B-flat minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 17: Prelude in A-flat major (1836)
    • No. 18: Prelude in F minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 19: Prelude in E-flat major (1838–1839)
    • No. 20: Prelude in C minor, Chord or Funeral March (1838–1839)
    • No. 21: Prelude in B-flat major (1838–1839)
    • No. 22: Prelude in G minor (1838–1839)
    • No. 23: Prelude in F major (1838–1839)
    • No. 24: Prelude in D minor (1838–1839)
  • Op. 45: Prelude in C-sharp minor (1841)

Posthumously published[edit]

  • P. 2/7: Prelude in A-flat major (1834, published 1918; ded. Pierre Wolff)
  • A. 1/2: Prelude in F major
  • Prelude in E-flat minor, Devil's Trill

Rondos[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

  • Op. posth. 73: Rondo in C major for two pianos (1828; arr. piano solo 1840)

Scherzos[edit]

Sonatas[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

Variations[edit]

  • Op. 12: Variations brillantes in B-flat major on "Je vends des scapulaires" from Hérold's Ludovic (1833)
  • B. 113: Variation in E for Hexameron (1837; pub. 1839)

Posthumously published[edit]

  • B.9: Variations in E for flute and piano on "Non più mesta" from Rossini's La Cenerentola, KK. Anh. Ia/5, (? 1824; pub. 1955) [1]
  • KK. IVa/6: Introduction, Theme and Variations in D on a Venetian air, piano 4-hands (1826; pub 1965)
  • B. 12a: Variations in D major or B minor on an Irish National Air (from Thomas Moore) for 2 pianos, P. 1/6 (1826)
  • B. 14: Variations in E major on the air "Der Schweizerbub: Steh'auf, steh'auf o du Schweitzer Bub", a.k.a. Introduction et Variations sur un Lied allemand (1826; pub. 1851)
  • B. 37: Variations in A, Souvenir de Paganini (1829; pub. 1881)

Lost[edit]

  • KK. Ve/9: Variations, (January 1818)
  • KK. Vb/2: Variations in F, piano 4-hands or 2 pianos (1826)
  • KK. VIIa/3: Variations on a Ukrainian Dumka for violin and piano, by Antoni Radziwill, completed by Chopin (by June 1830)

Waltzes[edit]

Main article: Waltzes (Chopin)

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  • 1852: Two Waltzes, Op. posth. 69:
  • 1855: Three Waltzes, Op. posth. 70:
    • No. 1: Waltz in G-flat major (1832)
    • No. 2: Waltz in F minor (1841)
    • No. 3: Waltz in D-flat major (1829)
Without opus numbers[edit]
  • 1868: Waltz in E minor(1830), B. 56, KK IVa/15, P. 1/15
  • 1871-72: Waltz in E major, B. 44, KK IVa/12, P. 1/12
  • 1902: Waltz in A-flat major, B. 21, KK IVa/13, P. 1/13
  • 1902: Waltz in E-flat major, B. 46, KK IVa/14, P. 1/14
  • 1955: Waltz in A minor (1843-1848), B. 150, KK IVb/11, P. 2/11
  • 1955: Waltz in E-flat major (Sostenuto), B. 133, KK IVb/10 (not always classified as a waltz)
  • 1932: Waltz in F-sharp minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A. 1/7. Reattributed to Charles Meyer as Le regret, Op. 332[2]

Miscellaneous pieces for solo piano[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  • Op. posth. 72:
    • No. 2: Marche funèbre in C minor (1829; B.20)
    • No. 3: Three Écossaises (1830)
      • No. 1 in D major
      • No. 2 in G major
      • No. 3 in D-flat major
Without opus numbers[edit]
  • B. 17: Contredanse in G-flat major (doubtful)
  • B. 84: Cantabile in B-flat major
  • B. 109: Largo in E-flat major
  • B. 117: Andantino in G minor (arr. of the piano part of the song Wiosna; 5 different MS exist)
  • B. 129a: Canon in F minor (unfinished)
  • B. 133: Klavierstück in E-flat "Sostenuto" (1840; sometimes classified as a waltz)
  • B. 144: Fugue in A minor
  • B. 151: Album Leaf (Moderato) in E major
  • B. 160b: 2 Bourrées
  • P. 2/13: Galopp in A-flat (Galop Marquis)
  • KK. Vb/1: Andante dolente in B-flat minor (lost)
  • KK. Ve/3: Écossaise (? date; lost)
  • KK. Vb/9: Écossaise in B-flat major (1827; lost)
  • KK. VIIa/2: 3 Fugues (A minor, F major, D minor; arr. from Cherubini's Cours de contrepoint et de fugue)

Piano and orchestra[edit]

Concertos[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Cello and piano[edit]

Violin, cello and piano[edit]

Voice and piano[edit]

Main article: Polish songs (Chopin)

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]

  • Op. posth. 74, 17 Songs (1829–1847; Polish)
    • 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 From the Mountains, Where They Carried Heavy Crosses [Melody] (Z gór, gdzie dźwigali strasznych krzyżów brzemię [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)

Without opus numbers[edit]

  • Enchantment (Czary) (1830)
  • Reverie (Dumka) (1840)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Fryderyk Chopin - Information Centre - Variations in E major on theme "Non piu mesta" from Rossini's "Cinderella" - Compositions". Frederyk Chopin Institute. Retrieved April 25, 2014. 
  2. ^ The Valse MélancoliqueDecember 31, 2012 by Mark Ainley
  3. ^ The Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat, Op. 22, commences with a lengthy piano solo (Andante spianato), which segues into the Grande polonaise, which is scored for piano and orchestra. The work is generally classified as a work for piano and orchestra; however, Chopin also wrote a piano solo version.

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