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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

Ballades

  • 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

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.

  • Op. 10, 12 Études:
    • No. 1: Étude in C major, Waterfall (composed 1830)
    • No. 2: Étude in A minor, Chromatic (1830)
    • No. 3: Étude in E major, Tristesse, or L'adieu (1832)
    • No. 4: Étude in C-sharp minor, Torrent (1832)
    • No. 5: Étude in G-flat major, Black Keys (1830)
    • No. 6: Étude in E-flat minor (1830)
    • No. 7: Étude in C major, Toccata (1832)
    • No. 8: Étude in F major, Sunshine (1829)
    • No. 9: Étude in F minor (1829)
    • No. 10: Étude in A-flat major (1829)
    • No. 11: Étude in E-flat major, Arpeggio (1829)
    • No. 12: Étude in C minor, Revolutionary (1831)
  • Op. 25, 12 Études:
    • No. 1: Étude in A-flat major, Aeolian Harp, or Shepherd Boy (composed 1836)
    • No. 2: Étude in F minor, The Bees (1836)
    • No. 3: Étude in F major, The Horseman (1836)
    • No. 4: Étude in A minor (1832–1834)
    • No. 5: Étude in E minor, Wrong Note (1832–1834)
    • No. 6: Étude in G-sharp minor, Double Third (1832–1834)
    • No. 7: Étude in C-sharp minor, Cello (1836)
    • No. 8: Étude in D-flat major, Sixths (1832–1834)
    • No. 9: Étude in G-flat major, Butterfly (1832–1834)
    • No. 10: Étude in B minor, Octave (1832–1834)
    • No. 11: Étude in A minor, Winter Wind (1834)
    • No. 12: Étude in C minor, Ocean (1836)
  • Trois nouvelles études (1839):
    • No. 1: Étude in F minor
    • No. 2: Étude in A-flat major
    • No. 3: Étude in D-flat major

Impromptus

  • Op. 29: Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat major (1837)
  • Op. 36: Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp major (1839)
  • Op. 51: Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major (1843)

Posthumously published

Mazurkas

  • 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

With opus numbers
  • 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
  • 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

  • Op. 9, Three Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in B-flat minor
    • No. 2: Nocturne in E-flat major
    • No. 3: Nocturne in B major
  • Op. 15, Three Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in F major (1830–1831)
    • No. 2: Nocturne in F-sharp major (1830–1831)
    • No. 3: Nocturne in G minor (1833)
  • Op. 27, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in C-sharp minor
    • No. 2: Nocturne in D-flat major
  • Op. 32, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in B major (1836–1837)
    • No. 2: Nocturne in A-flat major (1836–1837)
  • Op. 37, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in G minor
    • No. 2: Nocturne in G major
  • Op. 48, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in C minor
    • No. 2: Nocturne in F-sharp minor
  • Op. 55, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in F minor
    • No. 2: Nocturne in E-flat major
  • Op. 62, Two Nocturnes:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in B major
    • No. 2: Nocturne in E major

Posthumously published

With opus number
  • Op. posth. 72:
    • No. 1: Nocturne in E minor
Without opus numbers
  • P. 1/16: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Lento con gran espressione (1830)
  • P. 2/8: Nocturne in C minor (1837)
  • A. 1/6: Nocturne in C sharp minor (Nocturne oubliée) (spurious)

Polonaises

  • Op. 26, Two Polonaises:
    • No. 1: Polonaise in C-sharp minor
    • No. 2: Polonaise in E-flat minor
  • Op. 40, Two Polonaises:
    • No. 1: Polonaise in A major, Military
    • No. 2: Polonaise in C minor
  • Op. 44: Polonaise in F-sharp minor
  • Op. 53: Polonaise in A-flat major, Heroic or Drum
  • Op. 61: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major

Posthumously published

With opus numbers
  • Op. posth. 71, Three Polonaises:
    • No. 1: Polonaise in D minor (1825)
    • No. 2: Polonaise in B-flat major (1828)
    • No. 3: Polonaise in F minor (1828)
Without opus numbers
  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Op. 1: Rondo in C minor (1825; arr. piano 4-hands 1834)
  • Op. 5: Rondo à la mazur in F major (1826)
  • Op. 14: Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major (1828)
  • Op. 16: Rondo in E-flat major (1832)

Posthumously published

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

Scherzos

  • Op. 20: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor (1831)
  • Op. 31: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor (1837)
  • Op. 39: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor (1839)
  • Op. 54: Scherzo No. 4 in E major (1843)

Sonatas

Posthumously published

  • Op. 4: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor (1828)

Variations

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Op. 18: Grande valse brillante in E-flat major (1833)
  • Op. 34, Trois grandes valses brillantes:
    • No. 1: Waltz in A-flat major (1835)
    • No. 2: Waltz in A minor (1831)
    • No. 3: Waltz in F major (1838)
  • Op. 42: Waltz in A-flat major (1840)
  • Op. 64, Three Waltzes:
    • No. 1: Waltz in D-flat major, Minute Waltz (1846)
    • No. 2: Waltz in C-sharp minor (1846)
    • No. 3: Waltz in A-flat major

Posthumously published

With opus numbers
  • 1852: Two Waltzes, Op. posth. 69:
    • No. 1: Waltz in A-flat major, L'Adieu (1835)
    • No. 2: Waltz in B minor
  • 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
  • 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

  • Op. 19: Bolero
  • Op. 43: Tarantelle in A-flat major
  • Op. 46: Allegro de concert in A major
  • Op. 49: Fantaisie in F minor
  • Op. 57: Berceuse in D-flat major
  • Op. 60: Barcarole in F-sharp major

Posthumously published

With opus numbers
  • 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
  • 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

Concertos

  • Op. 11: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (composed 1830)
  • Op. 21: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (1829–1830)

Miscellaneous

  • Op. 2: Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, in B-flat major (1827)
  • Op. 13: Fantaisie brillante on Polish Airs, in A major (1828)
  • Op. 14: Rondo à la Krakowiak, in F major (1828)
  • Op. 22: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, in E-flat major (1830–1831)

Cello and piano

  • B. 70: Grand Duo concertant in E major (1832; written jointly with Auguste Franchomme)
  • Op. 3: Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major (1829–1830)
  • Op. 65: Cello Sonata in G minor (1845–46)

Violin, cello and piano

  • Op. 8: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G minor

Voice and piano

Posthumously published

With opus numbers

  • 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

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