Berceuse (Chopin)

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For other works named Berceuse and further explanation, see Berceuse.

Frédéric Chopin's Berceuse Op. 57 (1843–44)[1] is a lullaby to be played on piano. It consists of variations in D-flat major. At first the composer titled the work Variations, but the title was altered for publication to the current Berceuse.

It was first published by J. Meissonnier of Paris in 1844 and dedicated to Elise Gavard (1824–1900).[2]


The music begins and ends in 6/8 time. 'Berceuse' literally means "cradle song".

performed by Veronica van der Knaap

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  1. ^ Grove on Line
  2. ^ "The Fryderyk Chopin Institute: Compositions: Berceuse". Retrieved 12 August 2013. 
    (For the story of Elise Gavard, see the German Wikipedia.)

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