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

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 (recently found)

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 Mayer as Le Régret 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 (1834)
  • 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 (1843)
  • 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 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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