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This section will feature brief analyses (nearly short paragraphs) about each work of Chopin. This project will take a long time to finish. I thank Fred Yu for his great contribution in this project. Please check back again frequently. The updated analysis is highlighted in italic.

     Albumblatt         Canon               Funeral March       Scherzo

    
Allegretto         Cantabile           Galop Marquis       Sonata 

     Allegro Concert
    Concerto            Impromptu           Song

     Andantino          Contredanse
         Largo               Tarantella

     Ballade
            Duo Concertant      Mazurka             Trio

    
Barcarolle         Ecossaise           Nocturne            Variation

     Berceuse
           Etude               Polonaise           Waltz

     Bolero             Fantasia
            Prelude

     Bourrée    
       Fugue               Rondo

Disclaimer: The analysis is solely the writers' personal understanding of Chopin's music and does not represent any person's and/or organization's opinion as to its accuracy or completeness. Your use of this information is at your own risk and for reference purpose only. The text may not be copied, reproduced, used in any way or modified without my permission and/or necessary citation.

- Works of the same genre are arranged according to the opus numbers.
- Works without opus number are placed at the end of each group in chronological or numerical order.
- The numbers in [ ] are based on popular numbering methods of recording companies and score editions.
- The names in ( ) are for reference only; none of them were given by Chopin.
- The dedications/dedicatees if available are presented in the 'Work list' section.
- Some abbreviations: "Op"-opus, "no"-number, "#"-sharp, "b"-flat, " "-major, "m"-minor.

WORK LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Albumblatt E major (Feuille d'Album / Moderato), 1843

Allegretto, F sharp major, 1829

Allegro de Concert, A major, Op. 46, 1841

Andantino "Wiosna" G major, 1838

Ballade [No. 1], G minor, Op. 23 (Polish), 1833

Ballade [No. 2], F major, Op. 38 (La gracieuse), 1839

Ballade [No. 3], A flat major, Op. 47, 1841

Ballade [No. 4], F minor, Op. 52, 1843

Barcarolle, F sharp major, Op. 60, 1846

Berceuse, D flat major, Op. 57, 1844

Bolero, C major, Op. 19 (Souvenir d'Andalousie), 1833

Bourrées: no 1 in G major, no.2 in A major, 1846

Canon, F minor, 1839

Cantabile, B flat major, 1834

Concerto [No. 1], E minor, Op. 11, piano and orchestra, 1830:
I-Allegro maestoso, II-Romance: Larghetto, III-Rondo: Vivace

Concerto [No. 2], F minor, Op. 21, piano and orchestra, 1829:
I-Maestoso, II-Larghetto, III-Allegro vivace

Contredanse, in G Flat major (Kulaway), 1827

Duo Concertant from Meyerbeer's "Robert le Diable", E major, piano and cello, 1831

Ecossaises Op. 72: no 3 D major, no 4 G major, no 5 D flat major, 1826-30 [No. 1-3]

Etudes Op. 10, 1829-1833: [No. 1-12]
no 1 C major (Waterfall)
no 2 A minor (Chromatic)
no 3 E major (Tristesse)
no 4 C# minor (Torrent)
no 5 Gb major (Black keys)
no 6 Eb minor
no 7 C major (Toccata)
no 8 F major (Sunshine)
no 9 F minor
no 10 Ab major
no 11 Eb major (Arpeggio)
no 12 C minor (Revolutionary)

Etudes Op. 25, 1835-1837: [No. 13-24]
no 1 Ab major (Aeolian harp)
no 2 F minor (Bees)
no 3 F major (Cartwheel/Horseman)
no 4 A minor
no 5 E minor (Wrong notes)
no 6 G# minor (Thirds)
no 7 C# minor (Cello)
no 8 Db major (Sixths)
no 9 Gb major (Butterfly)
no 10 B minor (Octaves)
no 11 A minor (Winter wind)
no 12 C minor (Ocean)

Etudes de la Méthode des Méthodes, 1839-1840 (Trois nouvelles études): [No. 25-27]
no 1 F minor
no 2 A flat major
no 3 D flat major

Fantasy on Polish Airs, A major, Op. 13, piano and orchestra, 1828

Fantasy, F minor, Op. 49, 1841

Fugue, A minor, 1841

Funeral March, C minor, Op. 72 no 2, 1826-29

Galop Marquis, A flat major, 1846

Impromptu [No. 1], A flat major, Op. 29, 1837

Impromptu [No. 2], F sharp major, Op. 36, 1839

Impromptu [No. 3], G flat major, Op. 51, 1842

Impromptu [No. 4] (Fantaisie-Impromptu), C sharp minor, Op. 66, 1834

Largo E flat major, 1847

Mazurkas Op. 6: no 1 F#m, no 2 C#m, no 3 E, no 4 Ebm, 1832 [No. 1-4]

Mazurkas Op. 7: no 1 Bb, no 2 Am, no 3 Fm, no 4 Ab, no 5 C, 1824-32 [No. 5-9]

Mazurkas Op. 17: no 1 Bb, no 2 Em, no 3 Ab, no 4 Am, 1833 [No. 10-13]

Mazurkas Op. 24: no 1 Gm, no 2 C, no 3 Ab, no 4 Bbm, 1833 [No. 14-17]

Mazurkas Op. 30: no 1 Cm, no 2 Bm, no 3 Db, no 4 C#m, 1837 [No. 18-21]

Mazurkas Op. 33: no 1 G#m, no 2 D, no 3 C, no 4 Bm, 1838 [No. 22-25]

Mazurkas Op. 41: no 1 C#m, no 2 Em, no 3 B, no 4 Ab, 1838-39 [No. 26-29]

Mazurkas Op. 50: no 1 G, no 2 Ab, no 3 C#m, 1842 [No. 30-32]

Mazurkas Op. 56: no 1 B, no 2 C, no 3 Cm, 1843-1844 [No. 33-35]

Mazurkas Op. 59: no 1 Am, no 2 Ab, no 3 F#m, 1845 [No. 36-38]

Mazurkas Op. 63: no 1 B, no 2 Fm, no 3 C#m, 1846 [No. 39-41]

Mazurkas Op. 67: no 1 G 1835, no 2 Gm 1849, no 3 C 1835, no 4 Am 1846 [No. 42-45]

Mazurkas Op. 68: no 1 C 1830, no 2 Am 1827, no 3 F 1830, no 4 Fm 1849 [No. 46-49]

Mazurka A minor (Emile Gaillard), 1840 [No. 50]

Mazurka A minor (Notre Temps), 1841 [No. 51]

Mazurka D major, 1820

Mazurka G major (Prague), 1826

Mazurka B flat major, 1826

Mazurka D major, 1832

Mazurka B flat major, 1832

Mazurka C major, 1833

Mazurka A flat major (Szymanowska), 1834 [No. 52-58]

Nocturnes Op. 9 (Les murmures de la Seine): no 1 Bbm, no 2 Eb, no 3 B, 1832 [No. 1-3]

Nocturnes Op. 15 (Les zéphyrs): no 1 F, no 2 F#, no 3 Gm, 1833 [No. 4-6]

Nocturnes Op. 27 (Les plaintives): no 1 C#m, no 2 Db, 1835 [No. 7,8]

Nocturnes Op. 32 (Il lamento e la consolazione): no 1 B, no 2 Ab, 1837 [No. 9,10]

Nocturnes Op. 37 (Les soupirs): no 1 G minor 1838, no 2 G major 1839 [No. 11,12]

Nocturnes Op. 48: no 1 C minor, no 2 F sharp minor, 1841 [No. 13,14]

Nocturnes Op. 55: no 1 F minor, no 2 E flat major, 1842-44 [No. 15,16]

Nocturnes Op. 62: no 1 B major, no 2 E major, 1846 [No. 17,18]

Nocturne Op. 72 no 1 E minor, 1827 [No. 19]

Nocturne C sharp minor (Lento con gran espressione / Reminiscence), 1830 [No. 20]

Nocturne C minor, 1847 [No. 21]

Nocturne, C sharp minor (Oubliée) [No. 22: recently discovered] 

Polonaise C major Op. 3 (La gaité), piano and cello, 1829-30

Polonaise E flat major, Op. 22
(Grande Polonaise Brillante précédée d’un Andante Spianato), 1830-1835:
Version for piano and orchestra: I. Andante Spianato, II. Grande polonaise
Version for solo piano: I. Andante Spianato, II. Grande polonaise

Polonaises Op. 26: no 1 C sharp minor, no 2 E flat minor (Siberian Revolt), 1835 [No. 1,2]

Polonaises Op. 40: no 1 A major (Military) 1838, no 2 C minor 1839 [No. 3,4]

Polonaise F sharp minor, Op. 44 (Tragic), 1841 [No. 5]

Polonaise A flat major, Op. 53 (Heroic), 1843 [No. 6]

Polonaise A flat major, Op. 61 (Polonaise-fantaisie), 1846 [No. 7]

Polonaises Op. 71: no 1 D minor, no 2 B flat major, no 3 F minor, 1827-29 [No. 8-10]

Polonaise G minor, 1817

Polonaise B flat major, 1817

Polonaise A flat major, 1821

Polonaise G sharp minor, 1822 or 1824

Polonaise B flat minor (L'adieu à Guillaume Kolberg / La Gazza Ladra), 1826

Polonaise G flat major (Les adieux de Varsovie), 1829 [No. 11-16]

Preludes Op. 28, 1838-1839: [No. 1-24]
no 1 C major (Reunion)
no 2 A minor (Presentiment of death)
no 3 G major (Thou art so like a flower)
no 4 E minor (Suffocation)
no 5 D major (Uncertainty)
no 6 B minor (Tolling bells)
no 7 A major (The Polish dance)
no 8 F# minor (Desperation)
no 9 E major (Vision)
no 10 C# minor (The night moth)
no 11 B major (Dragonfly)
no 12 G# minor (Duel)
no 13 F# major (Loss)
no 14 Eb minor (Fear)
no 15 Db major (Raindrop)
no 16 Bb minor (Hades)
no 17 Ab major (A scene on the place de Nôtre Dame de Paris)
no 18 F minor (Suicide)
no 19 Eb major (Heartfelt happiness)
no 20 C minor (Funeral march)
no 21 Bb major (Sunday)
no 22 G minor (Impatience)
no 23 F major (A pleasure boat)
no 24 D minor (The storm)

Prelude C sharp minor, Op. 45, 1841 [No. 25]

Prelude A flat major (Presto con leggerezza / Pierre Wolf), 1834 [No. 26]

Prelude E flat minor (Devil's trills) [No. 27: recently discovered]

Rondo C minor, Op. 1 (L'adieu à Varsovie), 1825

Rondo à la Mazur, F major, Op. 5 (La posiana), 1826

Rondo à la Krakoviak, F major, Op. 14, Piano and orchestra, 1828

Rondo E flat major, Op. 16 (Rondo élégante), 1833

Rondo C major, Op. 73, for 2 pianos, 1828

Scherzo [No. 1], B minor, Op. 20 (Infernal Banquet), 1833

Scherzo [No. 2], B flat minor, Op. 31, 1837

Scherzo [No. 3], C sharp minor, Op. 39, 1839

Scherzo [No. 4], E major, Op. 54, 1843

Sonata [No. 1], C minor, Op. 4, 1828:
I. Allegro maestoso, II. Minuetto: Allegro - Trio, III. Larghetto, IV. Finale: Presto

Sonata [No. 2], B flat minor, Op. 35 (Funeral March), 1839:
I. Grave - Doppio movimento, II. Scherzo, III. Funeral March, IV. Finale: Presto

Sonata [No. 3], B minor, Op. 58, 1844:
I. Allegro maestoso, II. Scherzo: Molto vivace, III. Largo, IV. Finale: Presto ma non tanto

Sonata G minor, Op. 65, piano and cello, 1846:
I. Allegro moderato, II. Scherzo, III. Largo, IV. Finale

Songs Op. 74, voice and piano:
no 1 Zyczenie [A Young Girl's Wish] G major, 1829 (S.Witwicki);
no 2 Wiosna [Spring Song] G minor, 1838 (S.Witwicki);
no 3 Smutna rzeka [Sad River] F sharp minor, 1831 (S.Witwicki);
no 4 Hulanka [A Drinking Song] C major, 1830 (S.Witwicki);
no 5 Gdzie lubi [A Girl's Desire] A major, 1829, (S.Witwicki);
no 6 Precz z moich oczu [Out of my Sight] F minor, 1827, (A.Mickiewicz);
no 7 Posel [The Messenger] D major, 1831, (S.Witwicki);
no 8 Sliczny chlopiec [The Handsome Lad] D major, 1841, (B.Zaleski);
no 9 Melodia [Elegy] G major, 1847, (Z.Krasinski);
no 10 Wojak [The Warrior] A flat major, 1831, (S.Witwicki);
no 11 Dwojaki koniec [Death's Divisions] D minor, 1845, (B.Zaleski);
no 12 Moja pieszczotka [My Sweetheart] G flat major, 1837, (A.Mickiewicz);
no 13 Nie ma czego trzeba [Faded and Vanished] A minor, 1845, (B.Zaleski);
no 14 Pierscien [The Ring] E flat major, 1836, (S.Witwicki);
no 15 Narzeczony [The Betrothed] C minor, 1831, (S.Witwicki);
no 16 Piosnka litewska [A Lithuanian Song] E flat major, 1831, (L.Osinski);
no 17 Leci liscie z drzewa [Leaves Are Falling] E flat minor, 1836, (W.Pol)

Songs, voice and piano, without opus numbers:
Czary [Witchcraft / Enchantement] D minor, 1830 (S.Witwicki);
Dumka [A Sad Song / Reverie] A minor, (B.Zaleski)

Tarantella, A flat major, Op. 43, 1841

Trio, G minor, Op. 8, Piano, violin, cello, 1829:
I. Allegro con fuoco, II. Scherzo, III. Adagio sostenuto, IV. Allegretto

Variations, B flat major, Op. 2, on Mozart's "La ci darem la mano", piano and orchestra, 1827

Variations brillantes, B flat major, Op. 12, on "Je vends des Scapulaires", 1833

Variations E major, on a theme from Rossini's 'La Cenerentola', for pianoforte & flute, 1824

Variations E major, on "Steh' auf, steh' auf o du Schweitzer Bub", 1824

Variations D major, on a theme of Thomas Moore, piano 4 hands, 1826

Variations A major, Souvenir de Paganini, 1829

Variations E major, from Hexameron on the march of Vincenzo Bellini's "I Puritani", 1837

Waltz Eb major, Op. 18 (Grande valse brillante), 1833 [No. 1]

Waltzes Op. 34 (Grandes valses brillantes): no 1 Ab, 1835; no 2 Am, no 3 F, 1838 [No. 2-4]

Waltz Ab major, Op. 42 (Grande valse nouvelle), 1840 [No. 5]

Waltzes Op. 64: no 1 Db (Minute / Le petit chien), no 2 C#m, no 3 Ab, 1847 [No. 6-8]

Waltzes Op. 69: no 1 Ab major (L'adieu) 1835, no 2 B minor 1829 [No. 9,10]

Waltzes Op. 70: no 1 Gb major 1832, no 2 F minor 1842, no 3 Db major 1829 [No. 11-13]

Waltz E minor, 1830 [No. 14]

Waltz E major, 1829 [No. 15]

Waltz A flat major (Emily Elsner), 1827 [No. 16]

Waltz E flat major (Emily Elsner), 1829-30 [No. 17]

Waltz E flat major (Klavierstuck / Sostenuto), 1840 [No. 18]

Waltz A minor, 1847 [No. 19]

Waltz F sharp minor (Mélancolique) [No. 20: recently discovered]
 

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