Berceuse (Chopin)

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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". Its style has been described as impressionistic [3].


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