List of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by genre

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Chopin at 25, by Maria Wodzińska, 1835
This is a list of compositions by Frédéric Chopin by genre. There is a separate list by opus number.

Most of Frédéric Chopin's compositions were for solo piano. He also composed 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.

This listing uses the traditional opus numbers where they apply; other works are listed by number from the catalogues of Maurice J. E. Brown (B), Krystyna Kobylańska (KK), and Józef Michał Chomiński (A, C, D, E, P, S).

Piano solo[change | edit source]

Ballades[change | edit source]

  • 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[change | edit source]

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 about three such nicknames are widely used: Op. 10, No. 5 Black Keys; Op. 10, No. 12 Revolutionary; and Op. 25, No. 11 Winter Wind. A number of occasionally suggested nicknames are shown below.

Impromptus[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

Mazurkas[change | edit source]

  • 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
  • Op. 6, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 1-4):
    • 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 (Nos. 5-9):
    • 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
    • No. 5: Mazurka in C major
  • Op. 17, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 10-13):
    • 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 (Nos. 14-17):
    • 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 (Nos. 18-21):
    • 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 (Nos. 22-25):
    • 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 (Nos. 26-29):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in E minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in A-flat 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)
  • Op. 50, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 30-32):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor
  • Op. 56, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 33-35):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C minor
  • Op. 59, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 36-38):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in A minor
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major
    • No. 3: Mazurka in F-sharp minor
  • Op. 63, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 39-41):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in B major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in F minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

With opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • Op. posth. 67, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 42-45; 1835–49; pub. 1855):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in G major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in G minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in A minor
  • Op. posth. 68, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 46-49; 1827–49; pub. 1855):
    • No. 1: Mazurka in C major
    • No. 2: Mazurka in A minor
    • No. 3: Mazurka in F major
    • No. 4: Mazurka in F minor
Without opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • 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" (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[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

With opus number[change | edit source]
Without opus numbers[change | edit source]

Polonaises[change | edit source]

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With opus numbers[change | edit source]
Without opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • KK IIa No. 1: Polonaise in G minor (1817)
  • 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[change | edit source]

  • 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[change | edit source]

  • 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

Rondos[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

  • Op. posth. 73: Rondo in C major, versions for solo piano and two pianos (1828)

Scherzos[change | edit source]

Sonatas[change | edit source]

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Variations[change | edit source]

  • 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[change | edit source]

  • 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) - doubtful
  • 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", aka Introduction et Variations sur un Lied allemand (1826; pub. 1851)
  • B. 37: Variations in A, Souvenir de Paganini (1829; pub. 1881)

Lost[change | edit source]

  • 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[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

With opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • 1852: Two Waltzes, Op. posth. 69:
  • 1855: Three Waltzes, Op. posth. 70:
    • No. 1: Waltz in G-flat major
    • No. 2: Waltz in F minor
    • No. 3: Waltz in D-flat major
Without opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • 1868: Waltz in E minor, 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
  • 1932: Waltz in F-sharp minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A. 1/7 (now considered spurious)
  • 1955: Waltz in A minor, 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)

Miscellaneous pieces for solo piano[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

With opus numbers[change | edit source]
  • 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[change | edit source]
  • B. 151: Album Leaf (Moderato) in E major
  • KK. Vb/1: Andante dolente in B-flat minor (lost)
  • B. 117: Andantino in G minor (arr. of the piano part of the song Wiosna; 5 different MS exist)
  • B. 160b: 2 Bourrées
  • B. 129a: Canon in F minor
  • B. 84: Cantabile in B-flat major
  • B. 17: Contredanse in G-flat major (doubtful)
  • KK. Ve/3: Écossaise (? date; lost)
  • KK. Vb/9: Écossaise in B-flat major (1827; lost)
  • B. 144: Fugue in A minor
  • KK. VIIa/2: 3 Fugues (A minor, F major, D minor; arr. from Cherubini's Cours de contrepoint et de fugue)
  • P. 2/13: Galopp in A-flat (Galop Marquis)
  • P. 2/6: Klavierstück in B-flat (1834)
  • P. 2/5: Klavierstück in E-flat (1837)
  • P. 2/10: Klavierstück in E-flat "Sostenuto" (1840; sometimes classified as a waltz)
  • B. 109a: Largo in E-flat major

Piano and orchestra[change | edit source]

Concertos[change | edit source]

Miscellaneous[change | edit source]

Cello and piano[change | edit source]

Violin, cello and piano[change | edit source]

Voice and piano[change | edit source]

Posthumously published[change | edit source]

With opus numbers[change | edit source]

  • 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[change | edit source]

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

Notes[change | edit source]

  1. 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.

See also[change | edit source]

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