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 Barcarolle in F 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]

  • 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 major (1841)
  • Op. 52: Ballade No. 4 in F minor (1842–43)

Études[edit]

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 a few nicknames of the Etudes are widely used, such as Op.10 No.12, which is nicknamed "Revolutionary."

  • Op. 10, 12 Études:
  1. Étude in C major, Waterfall (1830)
  2. Étude in A minor, Chromatic (1830)
  3. Étude in E major, Tristesse, or L'adieu (1832)
  4. Étude in C minor, Torrent (1832)
  5. Étude in G major, Black Keys (1830)
  6. Étude in E minor, Lament (1830)
  7. Étude in C major, Toccata (1832)
  8. Étude in F major, Sunshine (1829)
  9. Étude in F minor (1829)
  10. Étude in A major (1829)
  11. Étude in E major, Arpeggio (1829)
  12. Étude in C minor, Revolutionary (1831)
  • Op. 25, 12 Études:
  1. Étude in A major, Aeolian Harp, or Shepherd Boy (1836)
  2. Étude in F minor, The Bees (1836)
  3. Étude in F major, The Horseman (1836)
  4. Étude in A minor (1832–1834)
  5. Étude in E minor, Wrong Note (1832–1834)
  6. Étude in G minor, Thirds (1832–1834)
  7. Étude in C minor, Cello (1836)
  8. Étude in D major, Sixths (1832–1834)
  9. Étude in G major, Butterfly (1832–1834)
  10. Étude in B minor, Octave (1832–1834)
  11. Étude in A minor, Winter Wind (1834)
  12. Étude in C minor, Ocean (1836)
  1. Étude in F minor
  2. Étude in A major
  3. Étude in D major

Impromptus[edit]

Mazurkas[edit]

  1. Mazurka in F minor
  2. Mazurka in C minor
  3. Mazurka in E major
  4. Mazurka in E minor
  1. Mazurka in B major
  2. Mazurka in A minor (1829, revised 1830)
  3. Mazurka in F minor
  4. Mazurka in A major (1824, revised 1830)
  5. Mazurka in C major
  1. Mazurka in B major
  2. Mazurka in E minor
  3. Mazurka in A major
  4. Mazurka in A minor
  1. Mazurka in G minor
  2. Mazurka in C major
  3. Mazurka in A major
  4. Mazurka in B minor
  1. Mazurka in C minor
  2. Mazurka in B minor
  3. Mazurka in D major
  4. Mazurka in C minor
  1. Mazurka in G minor
  2. Mazurka in D major
  3. Mazurka in C major
  4. Mazurka in B minor
  1. Mazurka in C minor
  2. Mazurka in E minor
  3. Mazurka in B major
  4. Mazurka in A major
  • 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)
  1. Mazurka in G major
  2. Mazurka in A major
  3. Mazurka in C minor
  1. Mazurka in B major
  2. Mazurka in C major
  3. Mazurka in C minor
  1. Mazurka in A minor
  2. Mazurka in A major
  3. Mazurka in F minor
  1. Mazurka in B major
  2. Mazurka in F minor
  3. Mazurka in C minor

Published in Poland during early years[edit]

  • Two Mazurkas (unnumbered; 1826; pub. 1826, without an Op. number; B. 16, KK IIa/2-3, S 1, No. 2):
    • a. Mazurka in G major
    • b. Mazurka in B major
With opus numbers[edit]
  • Op. posth. 67, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 42-45; pub. 1855):
  1. Mazurka in G major (1833)
  2. Mazurka in G minor (1849)
  3. Mazurka in C major (1835)
  4. Mazurka in A minor (1846)
  • Op. posth. 68, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 46-49; pub. 1855):
  1. Mazurka in C major (1829)
  2. Mazurka in A minor (1827)
  3. Mazurka in F major (1829)
  4. Mazurka in F minor (1849; Last composition)
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 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 major (1834; pub. 1930; B. 85; KK IVb/4; P 2/4)
  • Mazurka in D major (1832; pub. ?; P 2/2)

Nocturnes[edit]

  1. Nocturne in B minor
  2. Nocturne in E major
  3. Nocturne in B major
  1. Nocturne in F major
  2. Nocturne in F major
  3. Nocturne in G minor
  1. Nocturne in C minor
  2. Nocturne in D major
  1. Nocturne in B major
  2. Nocturne in A major
  1. Nocturne in G minor
  2. Nocturne in G major
  1. Nocturne in C minor
  2. Nocturne in F minor
  1. Nocturne in F minor
  2. Nocturne in E major
  1. Nocturne in B major
  2. Nocturne in E major

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus number[edit]
  • Op. posth. 72 (No.2 and No.3 are works other than Nocturnes):
  1. Nocturne in E minor (1827–29)
Without opus numbers[edit]

Polonaises[edit]

  1. Polonaise in C minor
  2. Polonaise in E minor
  1. Polonaise in A major, Military
  2. Polonaise in C minor, Funeral

Published in Poland during early years[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  1. Polonaise in D minor (1825)
  2. Polonaise in B major (1828)
  3. Polonaise in F minor (1828)
Without opus numbers[edit]
  1. Polonaise in B major (1817)
  2. Polonaise in A major (1821)
  3. Polonaise in G minor (1822)
  4. Polonaise in B minor, Adieu à Guillaume Kolberg (1826)
  5. Polonaise in G major (1829)

Preludes[edit]

  • Op. 28, 24 Preludes:
  1. Prelude in C major (composed 1839)
  2. Prelude in A minor (1838)
  3. Prelude in G major (1838–1839)
  4. Prelude in E minor (1838)
  5. Prelude in D major (1838–1839)
  6. Prelude in B minor (1838–1839)
  7. Prelude in A major (1836)
  8. Prelude in F minor (1838–1839)
  9. Prelude in E major (1838–1839)
  10. Prelude in C minor (1838–1839)
  11. Prelude in B major (1838–1839)
  12. Prelude in G minor (1838–1839)
  13. Prelude in F major (1838–1839)
  14. Prelude in E minor (1838–1839)
  15. Prelude in D major, Raindrop (1838–1839)
  16. Prelude in B minor (1838–1839)
  17. Prelude in A major (1836)
  18. Prelude in F minor (1838–1839)
  19. Prelude in E major (1838–1839)
  20. Prelude in C minor, Chord or Funeral March (1838–1839)
  21. Prelude in B major (1838–1839)
  22. Prelude in G minor (1838–1839)
  23. Prelude in F major (1838–1839)
  24. Prelude in D minor (1838–1839)
  • Op. 45: Prelude in C minor (1841)

Posthumously published[edit]

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

Rondos[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

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

Scherzi[edit]

Sonatas[edit]

Variations[edit]

  • Op. 12: Variations brillantes in B 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]

  1. Waltz in A major (1835)
  2. Waltz in A minor (1831)
  3. Waltz in F major (1838)
  1. Waltz in D major, Minute Waltz (1847)
  2. Waltz in C minor (1847)
  3. Waltz in A major (1840, some sources say 1847)

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  • 1852: Two Waltzes, Op. posth. 69:
  1. Waltz in A major, L'Adieu (1835)
  2. Waltz in B minor (1829)
  • 1855: Three Waltzes, Op. posth. 70:
  1. Waltz in G major (1832)
  2. Waltz in F minor (1841)
  3. Waltz in D 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 (c. 1830), B. 44, KK IVa/12, P. 1/12
  • 1902: Waltz in A major, B. 21, KK IVa/13, P. 1/13
  • 1902: Waltz in E 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 major (Sostenuto), B. 133, KK IVb/10 (not always classified as a waltz)
  • 1932: Waltz in F minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A. 1/7. Reattributed to Charles Mayer as Le Régret op. 332[2]

Miscellaneous pieces for solo piano[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]
  • Op. posth. 72:
  1. Nocturne in E minor (1827)
  2. Marche funèbre in C minor (1827; B.20)
  3. Three Écossaises (1826; B.12)
    1. Écossaise in D major
    2. Écossaise in G major
    3. Écossaise in D major
Without opus numbers[edit]
  • B. 17: Contredanse in G major (doubtful) (1827)
  • B. 84: Cantabile in B major (1834)
  • B. 109: Largo in E major (1837)
  • B. 117: Andantino in G minor (arr. of the piano part of the song Wiosna; 5 different MS exist) (1837)
  • B. 129a: Canon in F minor (unfinished (1839))
  • B. 133: Klavierstück in E "Sostenuto" (1840; sometimes classified as a waltz)
  • B. 144: Fugue in A minor (1841)
  • B. 151: Album Leaf (Moderato) in E major (1843)
  • B. 160b: 2 Bourrées (1846)
  • P. 2/13: Galopp in A (Galop Marquis) (1846)
  • KK. Vb/1: Andante dolente in B minor (lost)
  • KK. Ve/3: Écossaise (? date; lost)
  • KK. Vb/9: Écossaise in B 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]

Concerti[edit]

Miscellaneous[edit]

Cello and piano[edit]

Violin, cello and piano[edit]

Voice and piano[edit]

Posthumously published[edit]

With opus numbers[edit]

  • Op. posth. 74, 17 Songs (1829–1847; Polish)
  1. "The Wish" ("Życzenie") (1829)
  2. "Spring" ("Wiosna") (1838)
  3. "The Sad River" ("Smutna Rzeka") (1831)
  4. "Merrymaking" ("Hulanka") (1830)
  5. "What She Likes" ("Gdzie lubi") (1829)
  6. "Out of My Sight" ("Precz z moich oczu") (1830)
  7. "The Messenger" ("Poseł") (1830)
  8. "Handsome Lad" ("Śliczny chłopiec") (1841)
  9. "From the Mountains, Where They Carried Heavy Crosses [Melody]" ("Z gór, gdzie dźwigali strasznych krzyżów brzemię [Melodia]") (1847)
  10. "The Warrior" ("Wojak") (1830)
  11. "The Double-End" ("Dwojaki koniec") (1845)
  12. "My Darling" ("Moja pieszczotka") (1837)
  13. "I Want What I Have Not" ("Nie ma czego trzeba") (1845)
  14. "The Ring" ("Pierścień") (1836)
  15. "The Bridegroom" ("Narzeczony") (1831)
  16. "Lithuanian Song" ("Piosnka litewska") (1831)
  17. "Leaves are Falling, Hymn from the Tomb" ("Śpiew z mogiłki") (1836)

Without opus numbers[edit]

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

Lost works[edit]

  • Polonaise for piano, composed 1818. Presented by Chopin to the Empress Maria Teodorowna, mother of the Tsar, on the occasion of her visit to Warsaw on 26 September 1818.
  • Variations for piano, composed 1818. Mentioned in the "Pamietnik Warzawski" of 1818
  • Polonaise 'Barber of Seville' for piano, composed 1825/11. In 1825/11 Chopin wrote to Bialoblocki: "I have done a new Polonaise on the "Barber" which is fairly well liked. I think of sending it to be lithographed tomorrow."
  • Variations for 2 pianos in F major, composed 1826. Listed by Louise Chopin
  • Variations on an Irish National Air (from Thomas Moore) for 2 pianos, composed 1826. Stated to be "in D Major or B minor."
  • Waltz for piano in C major, composed 1826.
  • Andante dolente for piano in B minor, composed 1827. Mentioned in the list of Louise Chopin
  • Ecossaise for piano in B major, composed 1827. Mentioned in the list of Louise Chopin.
  • Waltz for piano in D minor, composed 1828. Given in Louise's list, with the date, and entitled (? by Louise) 'La partenza' ('The departure')
  • Waltz for piano (supposedly) in A major, composed 1830/12 (?). Known from a letter Chopin wrote on 21 December 1830 from Vienna to his family.

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 Mélancolique 31 December 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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