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Chopin composed more than 200 works during his lifetime and dedicated most of them to his friends and students. Works with opus numbers from 1 to 65 (except opus 4) were published during Chopin's lifetime. Although Chopin wished to destroy all of his unpublished manuscripts, Chopin's friend Julian Fontana, with the consensus from Chopin's mother and sisters, selected more than 20 piano pieces and published them under opus numbers from 66 to 73 in 1855, and 17 songs under opus 74 in 1859. There were also works without opus number published during Chopin's lifetime and other posthumous works not published by Fontana (e.g. opus 4 was first published by Charles Haslinger in 1851, two years after Chopin's death). These works were later catalogued by Maurice John Edwin Brown (Br Index), Józef Michał Chominski (C Index), and Krystyna Kobylanska (KK Index). Br Index is in chronological order of composition. C Index is in alphabetical order starting from works with opus and ending with posthumous works. KK Index follows the same method as C index using page numbers. For more information on these indices, visit "Catalogue des oeuvres de Chopin": [Br Index], [C Index], [KK Index].

This work list is modified from the lists by Maurice Brown, Józef Chominski, Krystyna Kobylanska, and Roman Mueller. All illustrations are courtesy of the Chopin Society and the National Library in Warsaw. Work dedications are compiled from various score editions. Quotes on selected works are gathered from the archive of the National Library in Warsaw and "Selected correspondence of Fryderyk Chopin" by Arthur Hedley published by Heinemann. The complete list of dedications, quotes, and publication time are first made available online at this website. Please do not copy and redistribute at another website without necessary citation. Many thanks to Minh Khoa for typing part of the quotes.

Recommended reading on Chopin's work list:
- Maurice J. E. Brown, Chopin: an index of his works in chronological order, Macmillan, 1972
- Józef Michał Chomiński, Katalog dzieł Fryderyka Chopina, Frederick Chopin Society Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Kraków 1990
- Krystyna Kobylańska, Rękopisy utworów Chopina: katalog, Kraków, 1977

Please click on each section to view the works, manuscript copies, dedications, quotes, notes, years of composition and publication. Works are sorted by Opus Number, Br Index, and Year.

> WORKS WITHOUT OPUS:   INDEXED WORKS | UNINDEXED WORKS

> WORKS WITH OPUS:      01-05 | 06-10 | 11-15 | 16-20 | 21-25
                        26-30 | 31-35 | 36-40 | 41-45 | 46-50
                        51-55 | 56-60 | 61-65 | 66-70 | 71-74

> WORK LIST BY GENRE: >>> go to Music analysis

     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

> WORK LIST IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:

- 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.

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 minor, 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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