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 major, Op. 60 have cemented a solid place within the repertoire, as well as shorter works like his polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes, impromptus, rondos, 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 He expressed a death-bed wish that all his unpublished manuscripts be destroyed. This included the early Piano Sonata No. 1; Chopin had assigned the Opus number 4 to it in 1828, and had even dedicated it to his teacher Elsner, but chose not to publish it. In 1851, Tobias Haslinger published it as Op. 4. Then, at the request of the composer's mother and sisters, Julian Fontana selected 23 other unpublished piano pieces and grouped them into eight opus numbers (Op. 66–73).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.

With 6 flats/6 sharps, four of the works are written G major while four of them are written in F major. Three of the works are written in E minor instead of D minor.

Works with opus numbers[edit]

Published during Chopin's lifetime[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. Nocturne in B minor
  2. Nocturne in E major
  3. Nocturne in B major
  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)
  1. Nocturne in F major
  2. Nocturne in F major
  3. Nocturne in G minor
  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. 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, Paganini (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. Polonaise in C minor
  2. Polonaise in E minor
  1. Nocturne in C minor
  2. Nocturne in D major
  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)
  1. Mazurka in C minor
  2. Mazurka in B minor
  3. Mazurka in D major
  4. Mazurka in C minor
  1. Nocturne in B major
  2. Nocturne in A major
  • Op. 33, 4 Mazurkas (1837–1838)
  1. Mazurka in G minor
  2. Mazurka in D major
  3. Mazurka in C major
  4. Mazurka in B minor
  1. Waltz in A major (1835)
  2. Waltz in A minor (1831)
  3. Waltz in F major (1838)
  1. Nocturne in G minor
  2. Nocturne in G major
  1. Polonaise in A major, Military
  2. Polonaise in C minor, Funeral
  1. Mazurka in C minor
  2. Mazurka in E minor
  3. Mazurka in B major
  4. Mazurka in A major
  1. Nocturne in C minor
  2. Nocturne in F minor
  1. Mazurka in G major
  2. Mazurka in A major
  3. Mazurka in C minor
  1. Nocturne in F minor
  2. Nocturne in E major
  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. Nocturne in B major
  2. Nocturne in E major
  1. Mazurka in B major
  2. Mazurka in F minor
  3. Mazurka in C minor
  • Op. 64, 3 Waltzes (1846–1847)
  1. Waltz in D major, Minute Waltz (1847)
  2. Waltz in C minor (1847)
  3. Waltz in A major (1840, some sources say 1847)

Published posthumously[edit]

  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, 4 Mazurkas (1827–1849)
  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)
  • Op. posth. 69, 2 Waltzes (1829–1835)
  1. Waltz in A major, L'Adieu (1835)
  2. Waltz in B minor (1829)
  • Op. posth. 70, 3 Waltzes (1829–1841)
  1. Waltz in G major (1832)
  2. Waltz in F minor (1841)
  3. Waltz in D major (1829)
  1. Polonaise in D minor (1825)
  2. Polonaise in B major (1828)
  3. Polonaise in F minor (1828)
  • Op. posth. 72, (1826–1827)
  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
  • Op. posth. 73, Rondo in C major (versions for solo piano and two pianos) (1828)
  • Op. posth. 74, 17 Polish Songs (1829–1847)
  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)

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 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 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 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 minor, Lento con gran espressione, B. 49, KK IVa/16, P 1/16 (1830)
  • 1879: Polonaise in B 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 3/2 (1841–1842)
  • 1902: Polonaise in A major, B. 5, KK IVa/2, P 1/2 (1821)
  • 1902: Waltz in A major, B. 21, KK IVa/13, P 1/13 (1827)
  • 1902: Waltz in E major, B. 46, KK IVa/14, P 1/14 (1830)
  • 1909: Mazurka in B 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 major (ded. Pierre Wolff), B. 86, KK. IVb/7, P 2/7 (1834)
  • 1930: Mazurka in A 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 major, B. 84, KK IVb/6, P 2/6
  • 1932: Waltz in F minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A 1/7 (spurious)
  • 1938: Largo in E major, B. 109, KK. IVb/5
  • 1938: Nocturne in C minor, B. 108, KK IVb/8, P 2/8 (1837)
  • 1943: Contredanse in G major, B. 17. KK Anh Ia/4, A 1/4 (1826; doubtful)
  • 1947: Polonaise in B 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 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 in A (Galop Marquis), KK IVc/13, P 2/13 (1846)
  •  ?: Nocturne in C 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 major, P 2/5 (1837)
  •  ?: Klavierstück in B major, P 2/6 (1834)
  •  ?: Allegretto in F major (1829?)
  • 2001: Prelude in E minor, Devil's Trill

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