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1. Fantasy-Impromptu Op.66
2. Ballade No.1 Op.23
3. Ballade No.4 Op.52
 

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Allegro de concert Op.46 (1)

"Difficult, relatively unknown, but wondrous." - Bob Dickens

Ballade No.1 Op.23 (40)

"This ballade perfectly combines the soft, gentle melancholy of the nocturnes with the emotional explosions of the scherzos and impromptus. The climax of the piece, the fortissimo E major variation of the hit tune, is incredibly powerful, while the rapid octaves in the final measures bring the work to a dark and unlikely conclusion." -Andrew Wray

"I have studied this piece inside and out, mostly while trying to write a Ballade of my own. The change of meter at the beginning and end is intriguing. I like that the melody resembles speaking and dramatic narration in so many ways, it's a very emotional piece with much hidden inside it." -Michael Achilles

"The first of the Ballades has everything: Melody, Intensity, Reflection, Properly played, it can have the power to change one's emotions from happiness to sadness all before the end of the piece." -Joshua Aaron Day

"I really like it because it is so rich in contrast, it begins with a slow 'flow' and calm nuance and continues to become energetic and powerful. Everywhere there's a contrast, I like it because to me it shows how great Chopin is in juxtaposing contrast between 'slow - calm' and 'powerful - dynamic - energetic' tones." - Josephine Zarraga

"For his theme and his coda" -Matthieu Verdier

"It took me a long time to decide between Fantaisie-Impromptu Op.66, Etude Op.10, No.12, and this piece, but the final decision I made was based on the glory of this piece-the gripping power, the melancholy and rage that exist simultaneous throughout the piece-all of these make me prefer it over the other pieces." -Xing Xing Cheng

"It touches my heart. The contrast, the way Chopin organized the piece-no matter how many times I listen to it, it always gives me new surprises. The loneliness underneath, the tragic pose, the bitter sweetness... I can feel the anxiety, the desire for life at one moment and the desire for death the next instant (but still with some desperate hope)... Sometimes it sounds like weeping sometimes it sounds like talking or musing peacefully there are times it struggles violently, and times it trapped into sweet memories...It's a story of life. I've never heard anything that is as perfect as this one." - Frances

"It is fantastic. It makes me crazy" - Sant Ozbulbul

"The beginning starts out a little slow but then about two minutes through it gets louder and the music just sounds so difficult to play (I am a pianist). I also like the ending where you think its over (twice) and then the music comes back."- Tim Day

"I have chosen this piece because I think that Chopin tried to show in this work the great sorrow caused by his illness. This is the most intense work for its themes, they are soft and hard. I love this Contrast. I'm a Columbian pianist. You are not the lonely man whom loves the Chopin's music. I love it to. I have played many of the Chopin's work in all my life and he is my favorite composer."- Luis Andrés Castellanos Jiménez

"it was hard to choose just one work. I chose this one because of what i always feel when i listen to it. its beautiful simplicity in contrast to strong feelings put all together in a perfect harmony, makes this piece unique. it shows one more time Chopin's immortality." - Roberta Maegli

"The work is a masterpiece or masterpieces, as it seamlessly displays emotion in all points of the human spectrum within a short period of time. It is also paradoxically intricate-sounding while being technically and interpretationally accessible for younger pianists. The coda is torrential and heart-stopping. While giving its listener all this imagery, it still remains pure music, its theme being lyricism itself." - Anthony Fong

"Even though Chopin's music didn't intend to represent anything but music, I think that this piece tells a whole story. Lots of different moods, great passion, great content, great sorrow and great fury...and my skin shakes every time I listen to it. And...what the...! I am going to play it." -Alberto.

"I first heard it in 8th grade. It was the first piece to move me emotionally... it made me cry the first time I heard it. It's the reason I played the piano for so long..." –Sean

"It's just fantastic, both to listen and may be even more - to play it! I love it!" - Julia Blinova

"It has variety of themes, presenting, like in a novel, his life in youth period. It starts, like in a story, with a musical formula like "once up on a time", which is present in all his ballads, except the last one, which has a personal sound." - Zambila Cornelia

"I have several other favorites...But right now the Ballad in G minor stands a top because it is so melodic and powerful." - Gamaliel Ortiz

"It's the best I think" - Robert Poortinga

"It contains everything that a pianist (I am) can appreciate, everything that a composer can appreciate, and everything that a listener can appreciate. It contains a blissfully sweet theme which is perfectly segued, controlled, pitched, and vocalized. The lyrical genius is apparent!" - Dan N

"Chopin's first ballade is not only his greatest, most emotionally complex work, it is one of the masterpieces of classical music. It resonates the child inside you, at the same time you mourn the remembrance of loss, of joy and love, of sadness and passing. It is a technically challenging piece, nevertheless beautiful to the ear and mind. It still has the power to bring tears to my eyes, after all these years." - Sergio S.

"It is a beautiful piece of music. The melodies are as pretty as can be and the arpeggios and style of my favorite composer, Chopin, creates the most beautiful ever piece. I just love it and it is hard to explain why. The emotion it gives you and the presto parts make it a gorgeous song that anyone is bound to love. I am a composer myself, much in the style of Tchaikovsky, but I wish I could use Chopin's beautiful style." - Jair Castiblanco

"Love Chopin" - Sai

"It is the best of Chopin's work. A single one but sonata no2 is also great." - Chris

"At the same time deep, sophisticated and popular" - Badore

"This humble-to-start-with masterpiece is, as said by many, the true description of Chopin's sorrows, agony & agitation. The brilliance of the 'Fantasie' Impromptu or the virtuoso of the 'Revolutionary' Etude is nothing, compared to the melancholy of the 'Polish' Ballade. To all the 24 people here who I agree with, here here!" - Alex

"It is truly the masterpiece of Chopin. No piece of his exibits more romance, power, and emotion as that piece. It is beautiful." - Shiqiu Li

"This is the best of all ballads and of all music by Chopin, the musical and emotional contents are astonishingly beautiful. I have played this one for a little more than a year now and every time I play it, there are more discoveries. Thanks to genius Chopin." - Anh Dat

"This piece touches base with all musical emotions. Including sadness, happiness, anger, passion. This piece could be used as the biography to Chopins musical mind." - David

"Since the first time I heard (a condensed version of) this masterpiece in the film 'The pianist' it has left me without words. From its vacillating beginning to its astonishing coda, its sublime and delightful second theme with its passionate reprises, the Presto... Well, you know... I think I can't say anything in words to add something. Chopin's Ballades are his most poetic works, and I love them, the four of them." - Nicolás

"When you listen to it, you feel the overwhelming spirit of man eager for survival." - Chirstopher Kang

"This piece shows everything of Chopin. The Melancholy in the beginning, the feelings and proud feelings to be polish in the middle part and the dramatic in the ending. If there is one piece I want to play when I am good enough to play that difficult pieces like the Scherzi and Ballades, then it is that one." - JaRu

"Because it helps me to be a better existence." - Pantasi Sofia-Aikaterini

 "When I listen or play this piece,I remember my life." - Kevin

"This ballade speaks directly into my heart, it's a story of a lifetime, told in 9-10 beautiful minutes. Both ballade no.1 and 4 contains the very essence of Chopin's heart and soul, but the first ballade wins in its sheer beauty and its straightforward-ness" - James Handaja

"Unique, powerful, and the movie The Pianist feat Adrian Brody immortalizes the piece into popular media" - David Soo

"I first heard it played in a recital by Francisco Aybar, who would eventually become my teacher. The finale - the last three pages of the score - were particularly fascinating. I have listened repeatedly to various recordings of the Ballade over the years and eventually learned it myself. I recently picked it up again after not playing it for several years and still find it beautiful, challenging, and captivating." - Lynn

"This piece of music has everything, and moves me every time I listen to it. It also depresses me, because I will never be able to play it. I can play anything else I set my mind to, but this is just pure genius, and I sometimes wonder if Chopin had a 3rd hand!!" - Chris Chambers

"The ballade is out of this world it is this life beyond. Majestic, romantic, wonderful, haunting, abstract yet solid. This is the most beautiful piece of music ever composed and no piece can possibly surpass it. Just listen to the 7-8 seconds of appassionato il piu forte possible section and the following presto con fuoco coda. It energizes one to the extreme..." -  Göktu Kaya

"When I practise to play this piece, I feel happy - almost euphoric - like I was in love. Yet it is very hard for me and I expect it will take years for me to learn" - Eeva Leinonen

"All of the gentle qualities of the pianist, nobility, humility, tenderness, love, grace are all reflected in this piece. A challenging piece mechanically and emotionally, this is the piece to tell a good pianist from a bad one" - Martin Sterling
 

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Ballade No.2 Op.38 (1)

"Because I just love it. When I listen this piece I feel like I'm traveling to another completely different world. I would say that this is the most wonderful piano piece that was ever written. I carry the hope that one day I will be able to play the entire piece. The presto part really difficult for me." - Alice

Ballade No.3 Op.47 (2)

"It's just a work of creative genius (like every other Chopin's piece) with richness of feelings. I particularly love that song" - Jean-François Jutras

"It has a very delicate main theme. I like the variation with the fast melodic notes in the bass. " - Selma van der Burgh

Ballade No.4 Op.52 (33)

“I love the dreamy atmosphere. The first time I heard it I though of a fairly-tale taking place in a snowy pine forest, far away. That is all I can say, the rest is too rich for me to describe with words "-Ben

"This piece contains a great variety of feelings: slow, fast, sad, happy, angry etc. Still the basic-melody (c, f, e, Bb, Db) is heard the whole piece through. Just like life: the genetic part (c,f,e,Bb,Db) is with you forever, but the rest (sad, happy etc) depends of the stage in your life." -Peter Dobbinga

"It is one of the most lyrical and beautifully developed pieces which carries you through a wave of emotions and leaves you somewhat unsatisfied, as though there is more of the story to come, but exhilarated all the same" - Daniel Barratt

"In this one work, there can be found a little bit of everything that Chopin did so well: soft, beautiful melody in the beginning, then a gradual build, then a churchly chorale, more development of themes, finally a stormy and passionate finale! What's not to like about it !" -Ed Kim

"It is the watery depths of Unfathomable Beauty. Chopin is indeed a most beautiful soul." – Midge

"This piece, other than being composed in my personal favorite key, portrays the mature Chopin at his finest. Rooting back all the way to Bach's contrapuntal devices to the 18th and 19th century bel-canto operatic style to the rocking rhythms of the Sicilian barcarolle, this piece has is all. Many musicologists and pianists have claimed this ballade as the most demanding Chopin piano solo, and justifiably so." - Chat Hetrick

"The ballads in general are some of the best pieces I've ever heard or studied” - JJ

"This piece has amazed me beyond what words can describe. Ever since I first heard it, it has inspired me and reminded me what playing the piano is all about. Every type of mood is depicted in this work. It is an emotional drainer. I think that anyone who hears this piece will be touched and awestruck at its complexity yet gentleness." - Dawson Hull

"This piano work has everything you could for wish from a solo. Happiness, melancholia, power, and above all the biting home key of F minor, what else could anyone ask for. As for the minority who have not been yet "bitten" give it a whirl please, and become hooked forever." - C.R.Howard

"Poetry sometimes confuses, oftentimes gives solace, and always clarifies our lives, and Chopin's Ballade does each of these in an absolutely perfect balance. The master poet's every piece conveys so much raw and purely refined emotion that it is difficult to believe some demigod on earth did not write this. This Ballade is the culmination of all this emotion - it is a lullaby, a heart-drencher, and a torment to the listener." – Vikas

”From its opening, Chopin's masterpiece of elegiac style demands a radical alteration in our emotional experience of tonality. The floating half-cadences in the relative major (A flat) and subdominant minor (B flat) give strength to the classically weaker elements of harmony and phrase rhythm and it is this softening of these structural contours that contributes to the extraordinary sense of melancholy that the character of the theme sets out in the opening bars. The part writing and counterpoint is executed with such skill and precision, placed in the service of a meditative sadness as if part perceived in a dream. The exquisite cadenza that opens the last bars of the introduction serve to heighten the pathos of the main theme. Chopin never surpassed this work and he rarely equaled it; a towering combination of deeply moving simplicity and complex art, this ballade stands as proof of Chopin's most radical genius borne out of his most conservative skill. Whilst extremely difficult to play, it always makes me so happy.” - Malcolm Kandzia

"It is the most sublime and beautiful piece of the whole Romantic period. Extremely virtuosic. The best music ever composed in the whole music world." - Steve

"It's probably one of the most sublime works for piano solo. Chopin has outdone himself." - Wei Yuan Chua

"This piece is a work of genius. The main theme is so much more than a melody - it is an emotion. The embellishments upon it grow more and more intoxicating as the piece progresses to a great climax which pulls up short of a conclusion. The listener is left thinking, "That cannot be topped." but then pours forth an indescribable sound that catapults this piece to an unimaginable plateau." - Ryan James McCall

"This represents Chopin at the height of his lyrical and profound powers. This is the deepest piece Chopin ever wrote, if not ever written period!" - Joe K

"Most truly expressive of Chopin's best composition style - florid romantic at its best and among the most technically difficult to play." - Rob Ward

"It is Chopin at his best." - Yosef

"It shows the direction Chopin was going had he lived longer. Shows his approach to form in how he can integrate his themes and various episodes into a completely satisfactory whole. What we lost by his early death!!" - Dan Severino

"The 4th Ballade has been likened to the "Mona Lisa" of Romantic music. In my opinion it is the epitome of the period, the first variation of the main theme rippling with powerful emotion. I get chills each and every time i hear that section, it hardly even matters who is playing it. Also, i do not believe that the Fantasy Impromptu can even be compared to this piece, something so repetitive that Chopin himself did not even publish! " - S.C.B

"The most beautiful piece of music for piano solo ever written...I cannot believe that those who have heard this piece cannot see its beauty and texture over all others." - Xin Chung

"Actually it's not a good question.Because there are also many other works of Chopin that I love them alongside with this Ballade. like: Piano trio, Polonaises op.40 and 44, Piano Concerto E minor, Nocturne C minor, the song "I want what I haven't", Cello Sonata and many other works. I have played many works of Chopin and I have listened and lived with many of them. But just I have to vote 1 work, I vote to the Ballade No.4 Op.52 F minor. This is the last Chopin's work that I have played until today and still I'm practising it. Many times, I cry with that. And it had so much impact on me that made me a too romantic person and as you know, unfortunately the reality sometimes is different than romantic world and this makes me sad." - Ramin Rezaei

"I vote for this piece because it brings all of Chopin's delicacy and passion into just one piece!! I consider it the epitome of all of his works." - James Gath

"the many transformations it takes you through. the dreamy opening belies the ending. all that's in between sometimes rises, sometimes falls, until it rises again for the stormy conclusion." - Banner Conanan

"The pick is too difficult to carry out. I like the four ballades nearly the same but to rationally choose one, the Ballade no 4 should be the best, since it epitomes the quintessence of Chopin, which lies in the tincture of subtle retrospection and imperceptible pathos that no other composer could achieve. I think to hear Chopin is first to hear the fragile, diaphanous world within the composer's heart itself. And in Ballade no 4, Chopin nearly exposed everything of his frail emotions, his turbulent passions, his graceful look onto the world on the piano, more than any piece he ever wrote. And I adore how Chopin progressed upon the main theme to construct a multi-layed kaleidoscope of emotion variations. The ballade like a human itself in a labyrinthine night forest, with the sheepish, tentative entering steps in the introduction, then begins to ambles around and goes through multitude of new but wondrous experiences, first slowly and inspectively then culminates into an eruption of ecstasy. The piece was so ingeniously interwoven of melodies, structurally and musically, that it deservedly stands as the most daedal composition of Chopin." - Tuan-Duc

"This Ballade acts as Chopin's culminating work that embodies the style traits of his compositions. The beginning introduces the first two themes that are manipulated throughout the piece. The second theme in particular is an excellent example of Chopin's melody writing as it is delicate and emotional, influenced greatly by the bel canto style, colored with Polish influence as well as requiring the right amount of rubato to execute as Chopin would have intended. The middle onward is like a theme and variations in which the second theme in the minor is manipulated and developed with counterpoint and frequent modulations and becomes more intense with a final build up to the coda. The coda itself is one of Chopin's most experimental and most bravura sections that he ever composed as it is unparalleled in its style. As this heavily chaotic and emotional section requires extreme virtuosity to play, it is also full of the raw musical expression that only Chopin could produce. There is no doubt that Chopin knew what effect this piece would have on those who play it but as well as the own personal reflection he wrote. This makes Ballade No. 4 the sheer milestone that it is as well as Chopin's greatest work." - Cornelius Sagittarius

"It's extremely beautiful.... I just love it..." - Mauricio

"Inspiring" - Alex

"The emotional impact of the F minor Ballade is, to me, crushing. It conveys an intense longing that reaches the limits of the imagination - perhaps a sense that can be communicated only with music." - Joseph J. Minarik

"The 4 Ballades are all superb works of art - but this one is the most subtle, complex and beautiful, in my view. I have known this piece of music well for 30 years and have never tired of it - I doubt I ever will. Potentially the greatest piece of piano music ever written." - Peter Callow
 
"It is one of the most expressive, poetic, eventful, and beautifully miraculous works in the entire piano repotoire. Such divine beauty cannot be outdone." - Drew Wolley

"Too much emotions in one piece! beauty, passion, mystery, melancoly, exaltation... if i have to choose one piece of music to take it into my grave, it would be this one!" - Wassim

"I first discovered Chopin as a teenager and was overwhelmed. In the Ballades Chopin reaches heights that no one else even approaches. The finale Ballade is more elaborate than its siblings and uncovers more delight with each listening. The harmonies and passion in the sections before the end are beyond beauty. I used to wonder how one man could create such sounds. Decades later,I still do. If ever there was a gift of God, then surely it was Frederic Chopin." - Robert Clayton

"most subtle, most complex, most mysterious, most powerful work" - Jean-Marie Larcher

"Just love it. Because it is wonderful, romantic and when I hear it I want to play it!" - Anna Laida

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Barcarolle Op.60 (14)

"The most sublimely lyrical piece of music ever written. Original, imaginative, evocative - a work of unsurpassed genius!"- Pete

"Only with three song-like themes, he could make this great masterpiece with well-balanced, luxuriant harmony. A Venetian boat-song, a love duet !!! This work has always been a large-scale favorite of many great pianists in the world but only few of them can perform successfully."- Anh Tran

"Simply beautiful..."- Catherine

"Demand great expression of feeling and incredible technique" - Bobby Ibara

"Barcarole ist eine Mischung aus sanfter Intimitat, melodischem Glanz, sich steigernder Erotik und triumphaelem Jubel."- Jan Kruvisowski

"I have been visiting Mallorca quite often and every time I go there I visit Valdemossa where Chopin spent the winter between 1838 and 1839. They have this little Chopin museum there and every weekend in August there is the Chopin festival in the cloister in Valdemossa. In 2001, they had Stanislav Bunin play there. And he played the Barcarole. I remember if is was yesterday, I sit outside in the garden listen to the Barcarolle in the middle of maybe 200 people. The music was so intense that I actually kind of escaped my body. I don't know how to explain it, but somehow I was not there anymore. It was only the music I felt. Having had no control about my body anymore, I suddenly stood up and screamed, cause it was so intense. I didn't know what I was doing at that point. As soon as I screamed, some people of course turned around to me looking at me like I was crazy. Then I woke up again realizing what I was just doing. I sat down again and enjoyed the rest of the concert. And ever since that experience, the Barcarolle is my all time favorite piece of music EVER !!! " - Norbert

"It's simply the best work ever written for piano. One that does not know this piece good enough might find it uninteresting to listen to, but as soon as you discover it's greatness, you become addicted to it." - Chopin_pwns

"Magic!" - Scott Watkins

"For me the most astonishing piece of all. It contains gentle as well as stormy parts..." - Joe

"Powerful, in fact more powerful than Liszt's Liebestraume no.3." - Charlie

"It is a masterwork which displays great emotion and piano skill. Words cannot describe the beauty of this piece." - Daniel

"This is the most sensuous and lyrical of all of Chopin's magnificent oeuvre--warm, singing melodies, rich, layered harmonies, a very well-structured framework, and an overall delicately complex atmosphere of sound sustained throughout. Working on this difficult piece presents endless delights in trying to do justice to its infinite beauty." - Ben Robbins

"Written between1845-46, the Barcarolle represents a culmination of artistic achievement for Chopin. It has received a staggering amount of praise from critics as well as composers such as Brahms and Ravel.
   The Barcarolle (Boat Song) is a large-scale aquatic nocturne that is somewhat narrative and nostalgic in character. It is a magical journey full of melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic wonders, imbued with an emotional depth typical of the composer.
   It begins with a highly original introduction, which lasts only three bars. The exquisite Main Theme, sumptuously stated in thirds and sixths, is set over an inspired guitar-like accompaniment. After a display of alternating sixths and a brief exotic episode, double trills herald the return of the Main Theme. The exposition is concluded with some beautiful chord clusters ascending up the keyboard. The now familiar alternating sixths provide closure and lead to a short transition, which is followed by Subordinate Theme I.
   This theme evokes the image of the undulations of the voyage with its rocking motion in the bass and duality in the treble. The right hand, responsible for both melody and undercurrent accompaniment, provides the aural depiction of the gondola’s motion. The forte restatement of this theme seems filled with excitement, confidence, and triumph.
   Once the agitation abates, Subordinate Theme II makes its appearance. This theme appears to be an evocation of a popular Italian song of the period. It will make a surprising return during the recapitulation.
   Upon completion of Subordinate Theme II, an elongated trill signals that the gondola has begun its return to port. At this point we encounter a positively celestial transition, which is well modulated for the reappearance of the Exposition.
   In the recapitulation, the guitar-like accompaniment in the left hand is stated in octaves as the Main Theme acquires a sense of urgency. Chopin abbreviates the restatement of this section by telescoping from bar six [6] to bar twenty-five [25]. Once the Main Theme’s ascending chord clusters concludes, Subordinate Theme II makes a surprisingly resolute and grandiose reappearance. The transformation is striking.
   However, the crowning achievement of the Barcarolle is its magnificent first coda. Set over a tonic pedal point, in a bittersweet ocean of sublime sonority that echoes phrases from Subordinate Theme I, its harmonic blueprint is more at home in the 20th century than the first half of the 19th. Eminent scholar and pianist Paul Badura-Skoda called these harmonic progressions “an audacity without precedent in music.
   Chopin concludes the Barcarolle with a second coda that features the alternating sixths from the Exposition and scale fragments that end in a rush down the keyboard.
   The influence of the masterpiece is evident in the works of Scriabin, Ravel, DeBussy, Rachmaninoff, and Brahms, as well as a host of other composers too numerous to mention. It has been a repertoire staple since its debut. It is one of those pieces of music that offers something new or different each time one hears it or reads through the score.
   Due to his failing health, poor Chopin did not have the strength to perform the entire work. And when he could, he took the demanding recapitulation pianissimo rather the prescribed fortissimo. However, when Alfred Hipkins of the Broadwood Piano Company heard Chopin perform the Barcarolle in this manner, he preferred it to the text.
   Scores of artists have recorded the Barcarolle. It remains one of the touchstones in the literature for piano. Here is a diagram of this work:
      Introduction
      A Main Theme, episode, Main Theme F# Major
      B Subordinate Theme I A Major – Rocking motion
      C Subordinate Theme II A Major – Popular song
      Transition Modulating
      A1 Main Theme recapitulation F# Major abbreviated and climaxes to
      C1 Sub Theme II F# Major – Grandioso
      Coda I F# Pedal Point (ref sub theme I)
      Coda II F# Major (ref close of A) scale passages close
   Favorite Recordings of the Barcarolle Op 60: Juana Zayas (Music & Arts), Bella Davidovich (Philips), Garrick Olssohn (EMI), Vladimir Ashkenazy (London), Claudio Arrau (Philips), Krystian Zimermann (DGG) " - Carl Palumbo

"So creative, such an amazing harmonic development... But the true reason: Gives me goosebumps every time" - KLassik_FS

Berceuse Op.57 (4)

"Because this piece is the purest ever written" -Milo Bredo

"Wanted to" - Joshua

"It's sublime" - David

"Utmost beauty and tenderness." - Anna

Concerto No.1 Op.11 (9)

"It ranges from the extremely powerful and noble to the sublimely gentle and simple. It's the best of both worlds, so to speak" -Luis Pavon

"Concerto No 1 Op 11 - Brailowsky Interpretation 1949 recording" - Carlos Adolfo Gonzalez

"I vote for it because of the darkness and tenderness of the first movement, the delicate second movement and the energetic happiness of the finale." - Nathan Freidman

"Cause I like the beginning style of movement 3. I like that kind of pieces, happy pieces, like the polonaise fantasy preceded by an Andante spianato ;) If you listen to them, you'll note the same style." - Pinco

"I vote for this beautiful piece because , when I listen to it , I close my eyes and imagine what Chopin was thinking when he wrote it. I love most of Chopin's pieces. I am 12 years old and I play piano as a professional, and when I play Chopin ,I am full of happiness and I imagine all the beauties and sadness of the world .For example, when I play Impromptu-Fantasie, I imagine a great storm, ending with beautiful sunshine. I love Chopin! " - Theodora

"Impassioned, rich in melodies, yet dark and melancholy at certain points in the concerto. A powerful but yet simple showcase of the genius of Chopin. The climatic point in the 1st movement is absolutely exhilarating." - Justin Vo

"It's the most profound piece I've ever heard. No music piece sounds more dark, versatile and comforting than the first movement." - Iwein Moons

"A beautiful piano concerto in the repertoire! Smoothly and unpredictable streams of notes! I'm having a recording of it by K.Zimerman himself playing the piano and conducting the orchestra, that is so wonderful !!!" - Vu Chau

"A beautiful piece which display a lifetime experience ranging from sweetness, romance, bold to darkness, sorrow. Only Chopin can make the Pianoforte sing in such a beautiful way that the instrument needed to envy neither the violin for its bow nor wind instruments for their living breath." - Ng Hoe Tian

Concerto No.2 Op.21 (5)

"This is a powerful piece. It conveys the generous of a 17 year old virtuoso! Unlike many piano concertos, this one shows a sense of longing and a triumphant conclusion depicting his patriotic Polish pride. Chopin truly is the master of the piano. The first movement is especially lyrical. Anyone who hasn't heard it yet, is strongly advised to do so!" -Christie

"I don't know all the works of Chopin or the names of the pieces he wrote, I just know I like what I hear. This piece flows together in a peaceful tranquility that I have not heard before. I especially enjoy the second movement, just great ! " -Jim Robinson

"The larghetto is so beautiful...so famous, i believe as well. The whole concerto does flow just beautifully as well, as someone else said...the rippling last movement is truly spectacular!" - Mike Fan

"Among the Chopin's 2 Piano Concerti, I like the first one very much! It starts with a beautiful melody, ... Beautiful!" - Vu Chau

"The largertto is so beautiful and has so much soul to it. It Is truly one of chopins best works. In it there is an unmistakable lyrical, operatic quality, just beautiful." - Morgan Burroughs

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12 Etudes Op.10 (1)

"They are really fun to play in addition, they influenced the music world possibly more than any other work of that time. They were the first concert etudes, and as a result, the changed the genre of "etudes" forever. No longer were they merely exercise to improve technical ability now etudes were opportunities for pianists (and all musicians) to display their virtuosity and improve their technical abilities." -Keith Kirchoff

Etude Op.10 No.1 (3)

"A genius masterpiece of airy greatness and majesty." -Jan Kaare Oxlund

"I know it does not "sound" that Chopin (Cmaj or what ?) but I almost cried the first time I heard it. I was 7. I am 26 and it still moves me." -MBA

"I have to vote for 2 etudes because I'm playing both of them. they are very difficult, fun, and amazing. that is why." - Your M

Etude Op.10 No.3 (7)

"I really like the melody, it's so beautiful. I hope that I can play this song one day." - E.J.Loyce

"Because I think it has the most beautiful melodies of all of his works, and because it was so fun to learn, and not too difficult to play, yet sounds so involved and expressive." - Julie

"I love Chopin's music. This piece is short and sweet! It has a very beautiful melody."- Leige

"I vote for this piece because its very moving. I'm only 12 and can play lots of his other pieces but I found that this piece is the best." - Mari

"I love this piece! It's really moving. I am 15 right now and I'm trying to figure out how did Chopin compose this great masterpiece! It's so wonderful! One comment though, the sharps and flats are terribly confusing! It's truly a challenge.." - Maverick Gaoile.

"Because I like it" - Rogerio Assami Hosokawa
 
 "This is the most beautiful piece of Chopin's music. It started with simple melody and reach the climax at the middle, in the end back to the same melody again, this piece could be interpreted differently by different people, I could say this is a farewell music and it meant so, this piece will be played during my funeral." - Kevin

Etude Op.10 No.4 (2)

"This is the most exciting (may not be the most difficult) of all Chopin etudes, and of all Chopin's music. The very first bar already sets the excitement (in an orderly fashion, nevertheless) that is about to follow. The next part with rapid, alternating progression of both hands builds the small climax in the mid-section, which is treachously difficult for the pianist to play with good synchronization. Order emerges after the mid-section chaos. The finale is unbelievable: imagine taking an elevator to the top of a cascade and then the turbulent water falls to the bottom with unbelievable clash, sound and speed. This is the kind of piece that would drive the audience mad if played properly" - Jiguang Hu

"I vote for it because it is an incredible piece. Its fast notes, and mysterious theme. Everyone should listen to it and you'll see what I mean. Literally, I love all of his etudes, but this one was my favorite!! I am a learning pianist, and not really ready to play this piece yet." - Jaron Harris

Etude Op.10 No.7 (1)

"I have to vote for 2 etudes because I'm playing both of them. they are very difficult, fun, and amazing. that is why." - Your M

Etude Op.10 No.12 (19)

"Beautiful scales, lovely chords, great middle section." -Tim

"It has a very inspirational history to it, and his work is just beautiful." -Ashley Dunn

"It is one of the pieces I am currently working on right now. It is a very challenging piece but extremely rewarding. It is such a great technical study. The harmonies and chords that make up the piece are incredible. The speed that it is played at is exciting and breathtaking. I hope to be able to master it one day." - Kristen Kufeldt

"This piece expresses sadness and anger in a joyful kind of way." - Kefei

"It is very beautiful. I play it." - Arya Alimadadi

"Powerful, energetic movement flowing." - Valentina Napitupulu

"It gets your blood pumping. In my opinion it is the best of all the (precious few) left-hand etudes. Very exciting, it is also the best of the Opus 10 pieces. (Egotistical.)"- Alexei

"I know I have voted before, but I think this powerful masterpiece should deserve equal credit." - KZ

"That is very beautiful and i play it." - Arya Alimadadi

"It's cool." - Matt Hayes

"It has a good sound and it is perfect for studing so you can work faster! It's the best." - Dan Pham

"It is as powerful as an etude can get." - Manty Lenson

"I'm learning it right now and this is Chopin's devastation and wind feelings about the war." - Navid Amini

"Revolutionary Study is Chopin's best piece because of it's brilliant melody and the intense feelings which it provokes within my soul. I love this song." - Chopin master

"It is so spirited and full of fiery passion for his homeland Poland." - Benjamin

"This is not just Chopin's greatest piece of music but it is the greatest piano piece ever written. Its dramatic beginning with a roaring whirlwind of notes that will thrill anyone listening to it. With haunting cries of revolution singing out the melody, it makes all of his Etudes inferior. You can feel Chopin pouring out his heart and soul for his war torn homeland of Poland in this incredible piece. It keeps its intense pace throughout and even though at the dying end where it settles down, it comes back with a thunderous finale and the unforgettable explosive ending that makes the listener want more. This is undoubtedly the best piano piece ever composed." - Adrienzo

"It's just history of my Poland... " - Karolina Weso?owska

"I love this piece because not only its technically brilliant it expresses all the anger and pain in chopins heart. it makes my beat really really really fast." - Jenny

"A swaying fighting spirit which is the embodiment of Chopin." - Octave

Etude Op.25 No.1 (5)

"Passionate and beautiful are the only words to describe this piece." - Johnny Bravo

"I simply cannot believe that no-one has voted for this piece. Surely it is the most beautiful of all the etudes. I am currently playing it at the moment and I find it more and more passionate and enchanting every time I play it." - Boby Jones

"This piece, although quite short is magnificent and very enjoyable to play. I'm surprised it has received so little votes for its passion and beauty never cease to take my breath away." - KLY

"Here the music most steadily carries you to the divinity." - Lohendrin

"No you can't understand the feeling until you play it. It carries you to another world, world of pure and passionate music. Just close your eyes while playing it and you will understand why I voted for this piece. " - Irena

Etude Op.25 No.5 (3)

"It just gives you the feeling of death and that the loved one has gone to a better place, but at the same times makes you feel sorrowful." -Becky Thomas

"I'm surprised someone have the same taste with me!!" - AMI

"The melody of the middle section is beyond compare. It is even more beautiful than that of op.10 no.3. Other pieces get votes here because they're popular, but I vote here due to unparalleled beauty." - Dakota

Etude Op.25 No.6 (1)

"Looks like a very fun piece to learn. Beautiful thirds" - Adrian Saari

Etude Op.25 No.7 (2)

"Because this is a perfect study for the most deeply of Chopin's music, for nocturnes for example, it reveals many aspects of Chopin. It touches the soul, so deeply and so melancholic through the beautiful theme and the powerful climax of the cadence in e flat chords in the right hand and in the scale in the left hand, and seems it doesn't end at the last bars, it lefts u involved with an atmosphere of a regret or a feeling without name, unexplainable." - Ana

"It is the most mysterious episode which I have known in whole my life. A piece, which is, concealed its beauties. I never play this piece and rarely listen to any performance because I believe this song is too pure to be performed by anybody." - Roosbeh Abtahi

Etude Op.25 No.9 (2)

"It's short but it has all elements that a pianist should prepare. Nice melody." - Alan

"It's happy and jumpy. When it is played quick to tempo it is totally awesome to watch someone play!" - Dayton

Etude Op.25 No.11 (7)

"I like it because it is very nice to listen, and the music itself is very vivid (portrays the image of winds blowing)." - Chua.W.Y

"Because it is very nice Etude and I play it. In my idea that is very elegant." - Arya Alimadadi

"This etude sounds more like a revolution than the 12th study, opus 10. The beginning sounds like the calm tranquil call of the army; then its choral echo; Suddenly the theme repeats again (left hand) with fury and a dissonant howl accompanies it (right hand, it's quite difficult to play) Finally, the tragic closing chords, followed by a blood-steeped scale: one of the few times Chopin has used a plain scale..." - George

"I was shocked when I listened to this piece at 10 years old. Then, I can't stop loving this Etude." - Sandra

"Fairly new to classical music, I had only listened to the Beethoven sonatas. After loving all 32 of them, I turned to Chopin, where I came across this etude. Simply staggering: I didn't think music of this difficulty could physically exist!" - James Green

"The winter wind goes deep in my heart when i play it its like a wind !! a coo wind that goes and destroy every door in my heart the theme is such mazing i can listen to the winterwind 1000000 times a day!!! the masterpiece is my life" - Halim

"It is an amazing exercise! The chromatic runs, the sublime arpeggios and the fortissimo coda are simple Chopin at his very best!" - Jean Marc

Etude Op.25 No.12 (3)

"Listen to it and you will know. It is beyond explanation." -Travis Saunders

"Just close your eyes and you're there." - Darren

"Broad, strong, magnificent, and tolerant. Very spiritial work, my favorate etude." - Yang Kuan

Nouvelle Etude No.1 (1)

"Haunting and beautiful when played legato and at the proper tempo. The room typically falls silent after the first 4-8 measures. Unforgettable." - Edgar

Fantasy Op.49 (4)

"I think it's the most significant piece of Chopin's spirit. We can see it as a long improvisation. The harmonies are very mysterious and luminous. All Chopin is contained in this piece." -Sebastien Lambert

"I like it very much" - Rit Subsomboon

"Because it have so many nice melodies! And because it is like a truly romantic story!" - Samuel

"Absolutely incredible, The morbid funeral march starts this piece but this then progresses to a brilliant improvisatory section. This is then rushed into the incredible heroic-love chant of utmost passion and affection, After this it changes into some mighty war song with oracular octaves in contrary motion and then the love-chant in A-flat resounded but slightly lower and then a quiet relaxed section where Chopin's soul seemed to find momentary rest, but then The A-flat part is played again this slightly higher than the last times and this time the music just releases all of the emotions contained with in it at once. Anger, rage, sadness but above all love. The octaves in contrary motion are then resounded and then the piece ends with an appealing cadenza." - Frederic Chopin

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Fantasy-Impromptu Op.66 (44)

"It's very pretty and I like how it is fast."-Jordan Cormier

"I totally agree to Jordan's statement about Fantasy Impromptu. The music itself is stunning to hear, and the overall enjoyment in playing this piece is greatly satisfying. This is definitely one of my favorite pieces."-James Yoon

"Absolutely amazing. It is my favorite piano piece of all time. It is played with speed and the beauty that comes out is indescribable" -Aaron Wiens

"A wonderful piece ! Very quick and sensitive." -Katerina Hadziyiannaki

"The middle part is one of his most beautiful tunes and the beginning and the end is fun." -Uli Fred

"I just think it's great" -Lasse Stenvang

"Very inspirational and emotional. When I hear it it sends shivers up my spine." – Edms

"Okay. I should say that this piece does deserve some credit as far as popularity is concerned. It is quite a challenging piece (to a certain extent) that it has a four-against-three method. But I will agree that the middle theme is very lyrical and expressive. Yes, two thumbs up and three cheers for the Fantasy-Impromptu !" - Ian A

"Because it's nice”– Blah

"It is very beautiful and it has good feelings" - Cheuncharoen Suwimon

"It's the best piano piece ever. There isn't another one as beautiful as this. The middle part is in a major key but it's still sad. I love that. And the first and third part are just superb. The music is touching your ears like a waterfall of sounds, just keep on coming..." - Adrian Todea

"This song has it all ! The beginning is breath-taking -- the speed, the melody, etc. --and the middle section is just beautiful..." – Ernie

"Where do I begin? As a pianist, I've played and lived this emotional outpour so many times. Unlike some pieces where repeated performances and interpretations tend to disenchant the listener, the fantasie-impromptu never fails to evoke longing, uncertainty, and passion with its delicate fast section and its aching slow lyrical section." - Jaimin Yoon

"I already voted, but it was too difficult to choose between the Etude and this song. I love this piece, because of the complexity of it, and the speed and how it can be so full of notes yet still so expressive--the middle section is especially beautiful" – Julie

"It is so emotionally dramatic. Everything about it is wonderful." – Jake

"This Impromptu, known as Fantasie Impromptu, is my favorite of Chopin's pieces because it has such a rich sound to it. When first hearing the piece, I listened with interest when the song started because it has a haunting sound to it. When getting to the middle part, everything starts to sound cheerful with the beautiful melody. Then the song goes back to it's haunting first part again! I love it and have played it for six months! Also, I like it because the left and right hand do not play exactly together. Even though it makes the song hard, it makes it more interesting!" – Courtney

"It is very challenging to play and has a variety of tempos. This piece speaks to my soul as if it knows the turmoil inside."- Dana Manning

"Who could forget a piece that demands so much for not only the performer but also the audience?? The piece represents the virtuosity and intensity of Chopin's music with an unforgettable melody." – Michele

"A unique kaleidoscope of color........." – Nadya

"It feels like you are a bird gliding and it opens up your heart." – Anonymous

"My all time favorite solo piano piece, brilliant, p.s. i can play it!" - Jim.W

"I am currently playing it, and I almost can't stop myself from practicing. It has everything it's crazy fast and then fluid slow, and the melodies are enchanting." –M

"It is a beautiful piece of music which displays and makes the listeners feel a variety of emotions during the piece." - Elizabeth Oemcke

"It's the sound of soul, and a pianist is someone who plays the piano with heart, not only with hands!" – Damiana

"It is the most wonderful piece that I have ever played. it is very fast beautiful, so i like it very very much" - Alex Chin Sing Yu

"Because it is so free flowing and seemingly difficult upon first glance. It is simply put, beautiful" - Keith Hsiueh

"I feel relaxing when listening to this. And I think that it sounds really beautiful." – Angel

"The opening to the piece is fantastic. And the work is so dramatic and flawless. I love the change in dynamic - The change in tone throughout Fantasie-Impromptu gives it shape and dimension." - Tyler Williams

"It's so gorgeous" - Melissa Damewood

"The Fantaisie Impromptu is beautiful and brilliant. It is a true delight to play." - Reyzor

"This is my most favorite work." - Aida

"It gets your blood pumping. Gorgeous cross-rhythms and a ceaselessly moving note figuration.Great awe and delight, thus making Chopin the incontrovertible master of the piano." - Astari Napitupulu

"Impossible to put my love for this piece into words..." - Fushi

"I would love to play it. It sounds really difficult. I would like to get the whole sheet music." - Leslie Wu

"Greatest piece i've ever heard. It gave me a lot of motivation when i practice the piano." - Bangity

"When I first heard Fantaisie Impromptu I was like, 'omigosh, that's so awesome, and it sounds so hard!' then I actually started playing it and oh my gosh it is awesome and really tricky to get the hang of the triplets-vs-semiquavers thing. I love the A section coz it's so passionate and... I wouldn't say frantic, but it's fast! And the middle section is a bit lengthy (hey I'm a 21st century chic) but it's still really pretty. Then it goes back to the A section with a hella wicked coda... **sigh** I love playing it (or rather, trying to play it... either that or I just sit there and listen to the demo guy on my piano play it). Xoxoxo but it was hard to choose a fave coz all of Chopin's songs are gorgeous! Chopin and Mozart and Mike Shinoda are my fave composers! (atm lol...)" - Suga

"I love this piece! It's happy and sad, and it might sound "messy" at first, but sometimes, its nice to make the melody "hidden" a little." - Jenny

"It has a balance of both virtuoso 'show-off' and romantic, lyrical musicality. - the best combination for audiences to enjjoy and to be amazed by the player's skill." - Alex

"This is my signature piece. This is also my first Chopin piece that I learned. It was hard work but it was worth it. It is my third favorite Chopin piece. First one Sonata No.2 Second favorite Polonaise Fantasie then this. It is a great piece and I am glad I learned it." - Adrian Saari

"This piece, no doubt, is one of his greatest creations. It's fast paced yet calming... I was so excited when I finally learned how to play it. It's so easy to get carried away while playing this song. Absolutely wonderful!" - Alexis Tan

"As a piano student, this is the holy grail, the reward that you someday hope to reap. The inner voices are wonderful, with the intense sense of dynamics and buildup. It is possibly the only piece where both musical and non-musical people can understand the sheer skill needed to play the piece. It takes a lot of accuracy to play the song note for note, and even more emotion to give the song more life than notes on a page. A must-play for piano students, and a must-hear for those who aren't as musically inclined." - Leigh

"I think it is beautiful, emotional, distorted and melancholy which makes listening to it like a strange journey. A well-known, yet unique piece that can never be exhausted, no matter how many times it is played." - Jolene

"Very emotional piece of music" - Raffi Hamwi

"Such a magnificent piece Chopin did not publish since it will make moonlight sonata look bad." - Herp John

Mazurka Op.6 No.1 (1)

"Excellent"- Lei Kam Ying

Mazurka Op.7 No.1 (2)

"This is an easy, yet complex masterpiece. It takes full advantage of the trill ornament and quick pedaling. It offers a cheerful, addictive melody with great chords in the left hand. I play this piece and it is very rewarding."- KZ

"I like this song because it makes you very happy when you're listening to it." -  Marcha

Mazurka Op.7 No.2 (1)

"It is a good piece!"- Syapuza

Mazurka Op.63 No.3 (1)

"It is the first piece of Chopin's that I tried to play, when child - and its exoticism and poignancy were a revelation that changed my life." - Mary-Rose

Mazurka Op.68 No.1 (1)

"It is a bright and moving piece!"- Joe

Mazurka Op.68 No.3 (1)

"I like this piece not because it has difficult passages, dramatic content, nor the public's taste of the Chopin's popular. It is just a relatively simple piece, timed like any other mazurka, and is tuned like a wonderful wedding march! Brilliant, majestic,incomparable as no words can describe this. It is the epitome of a true dance, a true mazurka in itself."- Zhong

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Nocturne Op.9 No.1 (10)

"This piece is very beautiful. It sends shivers up my spine every time I hear it. It is tranquil and haunting at the same time."-Skye

"Why is this piece getting so little votes?? This piece makes my brain go numb every time I hear it. I can honestly say that it contains the most haunting melody I've ever heard in my life"- Wen

"A feeling of sadness, but yet hope as you listen along to the middle of the piece. Really haunting but reassuring at the same time. This is the one nocturne that could make anyone emotional."-Amanda

"I think it is the most beautiful Chopin piece. That's really all I have to say about it..." - Julia Loresch

"This to me is one of Chopin's most beautiful pieces. It is so touching to me, in an unexplainable way. I want to listen to it when I am sad, when I am joyous, and if I am busy doing something and I hear it, I must stop what I am doing and just "take it in"." - Susana Araujo

"I really love chopin' music! He is the poet of the piano, of course! It's difficult to vote for the most favorite Chopin's work, but I would like to vote for Nocturne Op.9 No.2, it impressed me on my memory. It's a lot of time when I listen to her at the midnight, she's so beautiful, make my imagination gone with her!" - Quyet Tran Huy

"If one wonders why Chopin is praised as "the poet of the piano," he should seek the answer in his Nocturne op.9 no.1 in B flat minor." - mesedoimuchuon

"It's so beautiful!!! I belive Chopin had angel sitting next to him, when he was composing this piece!" - Pawel

"Because, to me, it is the most beautiful piece of music ever written." - Mike

"The piece is simple, deep and beautiful. It just draws me in." - Duval Geddie

Nocturne Op.9 No.2 (22)

"It is simply just beautiful...and very expressive as well."-Lisa

"I like it because it's tranquil, and listening to it is like being totally to yourself. No pressure, the world's hot breath off you neck." -Ginevra

"I think it is the most beautiful and heartfelt piece ever written." -Ana

"It's relaxing and calming. It makes you think." - Regina Ryzl

"This is the old Warhorse of any pianist....It is what wins over audiences!" - Ladind

"I think it is very pretty" -Denny Hozman

"Quiet, gentle, soothing, yet sorrowful. A beautiful piece which acts as balm for a wounded heart."- Jun-Lei

"I think this piece can show to the people the most deeper feelings in his heart. Amazing, Unbelievable, fantastic!" - Ronaldo Alvarenga

"Because it speaks for my soul and is like reading an love epistolary" - Dana Stoica

"It shows a great interest in nature." - Cdm

"It is a sad but claming at the same time." - Nicole

"It's an intense and emotional sounding piece... beautiful chords and a fantastic melody. Simple yet very powerful." - Margot

"Chopin's most emotionally touching piece and that is saying a lot." - Jame

"I vote for this piece because I enjoy listening to the nocturnes." - Chantel

"This is my favorite Chopin piece for the wonderful harmony and melody of the piece. The broken chords in the left and the gentle right make this piece wonderful. But a skillful touch is required!" - Christopher

"It is very peaceful and has perfect contrast" - Thanh Huynh

"It is good sounding" - Tom

"I follow my heart" - Sylwia

"There are so many things which make this such a great piece. I think it is how it works as a whole which strikes me the most. The rhythms, melodies and the arrangement dance together so beautifully... the rising and falling of the emotions as one plays the piece is incredible." - Chelsea Mandrusiak

"It's very emotional. I could see his emotion rising and falling through the notes. It's very peaceful, and how romantic is it when played by a piano! It was my first attempt to step into Chopin's world of music, just like the author of this site. How incidental is it, I'm 15 now and I am going to finish this piece." - Duc Tin

"The most beautiful piece of music I've ever heard" -  Bartek Giza

"Pure soul" - Eugene

Nocturne Op.9 No.3 (1)

"It is the most beautiful and challenging nocturne." - Dan Pham

Nocturne Op.15 No.1 (2)

"F major, yet sad?" - Neill Roche

"I especially love the con fuoco section." - Sam

Nocturne Op.27 No.1 (2)

"It is so musically challenging that to be able to play. It takes a great deal of work and once it's mastered, it unfolds into a beautiful masterpiece." - Katie Gannon

"No matter what I am thinking when I hear this piece, I forget it all, except for this song. It is so sad and emotional, yet makes me so happy and the same time. Only Chopin... only Chopin..." - Tony

Nocturne Op.27 No.2 (4)

"The melody is just the most beautiful of all the nocturnes ! Toward the end of my prom night, I led my crush of three years to this secret place I'd accidentally discovered and played this piece for him on a white grand piano... it was like a dream and we've been in love ever since. This nocturne has emotions pouring from its golden cup and it will be my favorite song for the eternity." -Angelina

"This is beautiful, wonderful, is very good." - Davi Fincatto

"Every note feels like a single teardrop in the dead of night, every crescendo feels like a silverstream floating through deepest moonlight. This music is poetry written for dreamers, who are able to enter its own melancholic world and who yearn to be be carried away on its silvery bridge before the first sight of dawn touches the earth and wakes it up." - Tenu Garmen

"The emotion you can feel is so much more greater than his other pieces" - Ivan

Nocturne Op.32 No.1 (1)

"It reminds me of the genius humans posses but few will ever be able to express" - Michael P

Nocturne Op.32 No.2 (3)

"Beautiful rolled chords announce both the opening and closing of this nostalgic work. The dreamy atmosphere that it produces continues to transport me to a world of unexplainable emotion. It gives the notion of a graceful waltz abruptly broken by a heart-wrenching section which quickly takes the listener back to that state of calm. The indelible impression leaves one breathless..." -Jonathan

"Starts off very calm and very soothing, but explodes into a very powerful and emotional piece. Sheer brilliance!" - James. T

"I am not exaggerating when I say this is Chopin's best Nocturne. It is heart- wrenching without the pitiful tones of sentimentality. Its haunting yet peaceful melody and the tension of the middle section will never make my sick of this piece even though I have listened to it a thousand times!" - Veronica

Nocturne Op.48 No.1 (8)

"The simplicity of the piece is beautiful. I am attracted to the expressive use of cadence and pauses here. It is like lyrical poetry." -Robert F

"Shock of beautiful." –MRJ

"What a dramatic piece. I don't have words to describe what I feel, every time I'm listening to it.. I cry." – Gambit

"The only piece that touches keep in my soul" - Somnophore

"its so melodic and soft, yet the start contrast in the middle really makes it stand out. it is one of my favourite Chopin pieces, a piece which i would play to someone who had never played/heard Chopin to introduce him/her to Chopin" - lhshadow

"Dramatic piece combined with simplicity and power. Comforts me on a grey day. I have.. no words." - Lol_nl

"Tragic...so beautiful, but in a way deeply disturbing and saddening...I love the emotional intensity od this piece!!" - Mike Fan

"My mother loves and still does love Chopin. As a small child I remember hearing most all of Chopin's music being played either by her or on the radio, etc. And the only one that stood out to me as a child was the Nocturne in C minor. As a young boy i remember it as being very angry, but now as a young adult (having played many of Chopin's pieces in my life) I appreciate how truly sad it is, and how reflective it is of Chopin's sadness. It is one of very few pieces that can bring me to tears." - Bryan Glezerson

Nocturne Op.48 No.2 (1)

"Powerful melody and wonderful cadences!!" - AEP

Nocturne Op.55 No.1 (1)

"It is the most moving piece in classical music, alongside Tchaikovsky's violin concerto in D minor." - Michael Thompson

Nocturne Op.62 No.2 (2)

"I fell in love with the Nocturne when I first heard it. Not only is the "dreamy" mood there, but its climax really inspires me. The "agitato" section really gets the my emotions on "high", which is a really powerful feeling." - Amanda

"This composition has such a heavenly lyrical melody that i wonder whether he was human while he wrote it. At times it seems disjointed and prone to despair in its middle section. It is a work of wonderful harmonic grace and delicacy of technique due to its reserve of emotion in its gorgeous melody. I also recommend Chopin's barcarolle, cello sonata, and early "rococo" polonaises." - Philip Daniel

Nocturne Op.72 No.1 (8)

"Mainly because it reveals the true me. It is one of the few songs that has a special meaning to me. The song expresses so much and every time I hear it or play it, a different emotion is evoked" - Frazier Wash

"I feel that it really speaks about him as a person and I find that it is very easy to relate to. Plus the song is most beautiful." - Chelsee

"It conjures up such an incredible feeling of wistfulness in me! It's astonishing that Chopin could compose a piece of such startling emotional profundity when he was so young! (17 years old, I believe!)" - Jaya

"I have always loved this piece. It is what interested me in Chopin when I was a teenager. In fact, it was one of the first Chopin pieces that I played. Achingly beautiful...haunting. It made me weep the first time that I heard it, and still helps me truly understand the sorrow of Chopin's life."- Amy E. Waltz

"I'd played in a recital and loved the emotional impact" - Joseph

"This is the first piece that I've ever played by Chopin. When I first heard it on my favorite movie ("The Secret Garden") it gave me chills and I wanted to play that song ever since. Then, this piece was only an impressive song. Now, It seems to take a new meaning and makes my emotions run through my fingers. A very powerful, yet mysterious song that soothes the soul." - Anny Ward

"It sounds like that young Chopin was seeking for something lost. I felt that he was on the way of journey in the wilderness, mountain top or in the pit of valley, seeking something important to him, but found not." - Jane

"I was once asked if all pieces of music were destroyed, but one; which would I choose to keep. My vote went to this less known Nocturne. The piece is an example of Chopin's melodic and harmonic genius. The piece gives me chills everytime, particulary the return the theme played in octaves (bar 10). The increased embellishments show hints of Chopin's Virtuosity. Pure Genius." - Sam

Nocturne in C# minor Op.posth "Lento con gran espressione" (8)

"Its so sensational, heartfelt, emotional, it makes me feel and understand bittersweet love." - Sherin

"I fell helplessly in love with the Nocturne on the first "con forza"." - Nancy

"This music is so sad! As if you feel that you are alone in all this world and Somebody knows your heart and thoughts and understands you, cries with you..." - Yayra

"Cause it expresses a kind of feeling that no other pieces has ever..." - Kaka

"This nocturne is one of the main musical compositions from my my favorite film "The Pianist"." - Suren Norsoyan

"I love Chopin music, they're so beautiful. But, this is the first piece of music of Chopin I had known before I knew all music by Chopin. I hope, I can play it by piano one day." - Viet Hung

"This piece moved me deeply. It really touched my heart. I shed tears the first time I listened to it. It was played by the guy (the writer of the book Pianist). Sorry, I can't remember the spelling of his name." - Becky
 
 "I love how it takes you WAY UP HIGH and brings you down ever so softly." - Denise Requenez

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Andante spianato et Grande polonaise Op.22 (6)

"I like the tranquility of the expressive Andante Spianato and bright contrary with the Grande Polonaise part. The latter is brilliant but never frivolous." - Jerry Liang

"It is because it is very grand and is very showy" – Andrew

"Because it is wonderful! I love all Chopin's compositions!!! (I'm un architect and pianist amateur Brazilian and I don't speak English very well) " - Rui Farias Carneiro

"This piece makes me absolutely feel like I am floating in a dream-flowing smoothly-sweetly, yet mysteriously-Hence the name "Andante" – Dori

"The Andante Spianato is my all-time favorite Chopin piece, because it's so touching and soulful. Really, it takes a stony heart not to be captivated by its delicate, warm melody. It's a work of extraordinary beauty and striking simplicity, it makes you wonder at the poetry and sensibility of Chopin's music." - Michael

"Spectacular" - Kevin Wu

Polonaise Op.44 (3)

"Listen to the opening section and the finale, and you'll see the grandeur of the polonaise." - Andrew Schneider

"This piece shows to me that Chopin was the master of the pianoforte. He makes the piano sing in an breathtaking way. It grabs one's listening and then, when it doesn't seems to end with the low runs, there is relief and beauty. What was Chopin expressing with it? This piece is said to be so complex to play with a difficulty rating of 10/10. Makes one feel very little. Chopin: we love you, thank you so much for your heavenly music!" - Paul van Brederode

"Great polonaise, heroic." - Agung Nitisasmito

Polonaise Op.53 (21)

"This is Polish through and through. Although I am only one-eight Polish, immense feelings sweep through me every time I here this extraordinary epic. Words are insufficient to describe this masterpiece emotions can only conjure an acceptable interpretation of this polonaise (as is the case for all Chopin)." - Jonathan

"I vote for this piece because I have loved and wanted to play this one since I was little. When I first listed to this piece, I was moved and shocked. I just started to play the piano at that time, and I think this because of this piece, I've continued to play the piano until today. I love most of his work, but this one is my favorite. I haven't played this one yet, so I'll keep practicing and play this one someday." - Emi

"This piece has so many feelings rolled into it. That is what makes a piano song great." - Jared

"More than any other piece of music, I hope that someday I will be able to play this well. The first time I heard it I was amazed. There is such a surge of energy in this piece that doesn't let up from beginning to end. And I love it ! " - Dave Walters

"It's the most beautiful music that I've ever heard and played." - Daniel

"This piece is the sound of courage, strength, and passion. It's a huge monument of Poland made with sound." - Carlos Calderon

"This is the piece that first got me hooked on Chopin. The incredible dramatics and absolute purity of expressionism are essentially Chopin. Unfortunately, it is also probably one of the most often poorly executed of Chopin's work. When it is played correctly, the effect is absolutely breathtaking. The subtle complexities and build-ups of emotion that lead to dramatic resolutions make this piece stand out." - Dominic Britti

"Op.53 would be my first choice for the chromatic fourths alone! Anyways, the end is breathtaking and vibrant (and relatively easy to play). Unfortunately, I haven't heard op.53 played well and not even Rubinstein among other really famous pianists play it satisfactorily. Please, op.66 is too repetitive. I implore you guys to replace your votes."- Huge He

"I love to play this piece. It's the most powerful work. The chords are the scream of a desperate soul which is very deep in a sick and delicate body (Chopin's body) which wanted to fight for his country." - Luis Andrés Castellanos Jiménez

"It's his favorite piece too (this is only a rumor). And it's a very exciting piece. The section with the octaves going down from E is extremely hard and the section following that is very nice to listen to. An all around great piece." - Alish

"His master piece and the only piece of polonaise I've learnt so far...." - Joan

"This piece is just amazing...." - Karen

"The passion of Chopin's love for Poland and his passion for life in general never came through in any piece as well is has in this piece. (just listen to the brilliant finale in the last 15 bars after it comes back to the main theme, it is truly amazing)" - James

"It's so interesting. I played it in my debut recital the applause almost knocked the auditorium down. It's so vigorous and energetic. Very fascinating." - Maverick Caolie

"The music is so grand!" - Voravut Laphisetpun

"It's good, fun to play." - Steve

"The most memorable and grand melody of any piece by Chopin. Not until it is seen played, do many realize its difficulty, and requirement of technique. One of Chopin's most exhausting pieces, rarely played well. The energy in the finale never ceases to amaze me." - J.S.

"I vote for the Heroic Polonaise. Although, this is a difficult decision to make, as I fancy many other pieces, (to name a few: Scherzo #3, Sonata #2, Ballade #1-2-4, Barcarolle)." - Scott

"This piece really does take ones breath away, if performed well, however it is true that many pianists on record don't execute it well. The middle part has to sound like a cavalry charge and not an arpeggiated chord, dang it! (Argerich 1965, Olga Kern, and Eric Himy "get it", those are the best performances on record, IMO)" - David G

"No explanation needed. The greatest of all time!" - ABC

"The Grandeur of this piece right from the runs in the beginning to the Power packed finishing is something a lay man can relish. I regard this as Chopin's Best work. He managed to capture so many emotions and portrayed them in a piano piece whose duration is about 6:30-7 minutes, Unlike those of Ballade no.1 or Barcarolle. Also it gives the player an edge over the other piano works. On a grand scale, I could compare it with Liszt's Liebestraume" - Anish S. Bharatwaj

Polonaise-fantaisie Op.61 (5)

"It's the most unique Chopin's work! Made and effected by Chopin's farewell with George Sand and has its longest introduction , more that Allegro de Concert op.46 ! "- Untes

"The Polish spirit" - M27

"Delicate sense in changing moods, carefully written in composition style, masterful treatment of polyphony - surely the greatest work of the Romantic era." - Nyan

"This is my second favorite Chopin piece. It is a very beautiful piece but very challenging. I like the way it changes different themes and how Chopin puts them together to make a grand finale." - Adrian Saari
 
"The best expression of Chopin's last style, the polonaise-fantasie is the result of a whole life of interior and technical research . It includes all chopinian writing ways." - Martina

Polonaise Op.71 No.2 (1)

"It is bright, with weightless melodies, a returning theme. One can allmost hear his honesty and good intentions in his heart. To think this was composed when he was only 17 or 18."- Paul van Brederode

24 Preludes Op.28 (4)

"I like the variety in this collection of pieces." - Andrew Zimmermann

"Everything, it has everything" - Paul morriosn

"Music is the most sublime way we express our emotions and these 24 short pieces are a tour de force. In maybe thirty minutes, a pianist can explore the heights and depths of human feeling with Preludes ranging from stirringly beautiful to haunting and shocking, but always masterfully appealing to the heart, mind, and ears of his or her audience, no matter their taste for classical music." - Carlo Gray Santana

"They express so much in so little. I have never heard a set of miniatures as express and emotionally expansive as these 24 preludes. In fact I would like to tack on to the op.28 preludes Chopin's other 2 preludes as well, so that they are all considered one set of preludes." - Frank Chen

Prelude Op.28 No.4 (6)

"It's sad and moving. Kinda a creepy sadness that flows through me."-Mykkie

"It's his only work I can play reasonably well. I find it beautiful, not sad, despite its being used at C.'s funeral. The preludes comprise my one "desert isle" CD." - Moops

"I feel this way all the days of my life." - Chrissie McLain

"I vote for this piece because this was the first Chopin work that I ever played. I was about 12 and I was begging my teacher to let me play Chopin, who is my favorite composer. I learnt to play it in about 3 weeks." - Chantel Cavers

"It is short... perfect... I wouldn´t change a single note, it is complete itself, a strange mixture of accomplishment, serenity. It is absolutely "designed" to be played on a piano. Only a piano can get the most of it." - Sergio Perez Estrada

"extremely reflective feelings and beautiful sentimental piece" - Mauricio Quintanilla Fernandez

Prelude Op.28 No.8 (1)

"My favorite prelude. It's the perfect embodiment of Chopin's impending doom; It eloquently illustrates the futility of Chopin's attempt to grasp joy." - Robert

Prelude Op.28 No.12 (2)

"I vote for Chopin's Prelude no.12 because it has such a beautiful melody and the melody to me is just so moving. And it is easy to see why it is called "The Duel" prelude. I highly recommend this prelude to any fan of Chopin." - Tyler

"Chopin's prelude in G# minor is so beautiful it reminds me of God's absolute most wonderful and beautiful creation." - F.F

"The whole piece is great but the melodic minor part, Db, has such distinct and beautiful middle parts. I know no one will vote for this, but there it is, that's mine." - M Rajczyk

Prelude Op.28 No.15 (6)

"It withstands repetition. You can hear it over and over all day long and still not get sick of it as well it has incredible soothing qualities." - Jen

"Its high dramatic and deep romantic, a life piece..." - Jacek Witkowski

"It is very soothing and causes me to have so mysterious thoughts about what will happen next in the song." - Nicole

"Because it's awesome!! I like the effects of the rain and thunder" - Sunny

"it somehow reminds me of a romantic story. even in some part it brings dark feelings. well, it's like a tragedy. and I love it." - Dircovani

"Chopin's longest prelude. Great opportunity for the pianist to express many emotions. Horowitz's interpretation of this piece is a must listen. Truly an inspired work. This piece is, technically, something that most pianists can tackle without a year or two at Julliard." - Michael

Prelude Op.28 No.19 (1)

"I know I won't get many people to back me on this choice, but I must say that this little prelude is one of my favorite compositions of Chopin. it's full of life (when played right) and gives me a little joy each time I hear it." -Nick Rodgerson

Prelude Op.28 No.24 (4)

"Tragic aura at the end of the prelude affected me." -Dogan Kütükçü

"What a great mixture of melody mixed with virtuosity. Chopin had it all." - Andy Johnson

"Because this is the most aggressive piece of Chopin." - Richi

"I love this prelude because the melody is quite sad." - Chau Duy Phan Vu

Rondo Op.1 (1)

"Agitatingly touching. Cannot believe that many people define Rondo a kind of "cheerful" music, in fact Chopin made it beyond the common definition with his poeticism." - Hanh Nguyen

Rondo ŕ la Krakowiák Op.14 (1)

"This piece is one of the finest of the Chopin orchestral repertoire, truly unsurpassed." -Danny Newman

Rondo for 2 pianos Op.73 (1)

"It's pure dream flight - before Chopin got mixed up with Bach and structure." - Bryson Powell
 
 "The wonderful melody lines, the changing tempos, harmonies, and the intensity (e.g. around min 2:30 and 6:15) just make you want to listen to it over and over again. This piece requires 9 minutes of superb collaboration and great understanding between the two pianists, and will then result in a stunning effect. Among my favorite renditions is the one by S. Deja and N. Aliyarova to be found on youtube." - Kris K

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Scherzo No.1 Op.20 (7)

"That is everything I need." -Mrj

"This work best exemplifies Schumann's characterization of Chopin's music: guns smothered in flowers (treat the middle section as the "flowers" and the other sections as "guns" even it is more complex than that). The work shows a blend of feelings: anger, anxiety, despair, nostalgia, hope, beauty, heroism which none of the other works can encompass all." - Jiguang Hu

"This piece is all you need! It expresses anger, nervousness, but at the same time it's beautiful, and makes one dream off..." - Martin

"I'm sure that all of pieces by Chopin are wonderful. it is very difficult to choose the best. however, I think 'Scherzo no.1'is best. the song expresses all of feelings. the melody is splendid. I love it~!" - Back Sujin

"It is really fun to play. It can be interpreted many ways and still sound great!! I play it everyday but never get bored." - Simon Tsui

" I would certainly have loved to mention more, but when tasked with the difficult decision of narrowing it down to just one, it would be this piece. This piece has just about everything that defines Chopin himself, fiery passion, anger, tension and tenderness. The coda of this piece is bound to shake even the most cynical of music critics." - Li Heng Chan

"Because it has the most dramatic structure and ending of all pieces, in my opinion. The B part is beautifully written as well." -  Pavle

Scherzo No.2 Op.31 (3)

"It is very challenging for a pianist, has a variety of sonorities, very good melodic line (2nd theme)" -Ferdi

"This piece just thrills me every time I listen to it. Everything from the agitated, almost violent crashes in Db to the A major section in the middle. And what an ending!! Yes, this piece is one of Chopin's best." - Jerry Maddux

"Although technically difficult, this piece for me is a perfect representative of Chopin's genius. The A section is dramatic, spine-chilling and full of suspense. Then comes the B section… oh my! The chords in the beginning- chills down the spine! I didn't think it was possible for a human to create such a melody so warm and rich. But then comes the ending of the B section, which comes back to the initial suspenseful mood of the A section. Finally, the piece concludes with an awesome coda of descending scales and fast chords. Chopin is a classic." - Emily

Scherzo No.3 Op.39 (5)

"This piece is a wild piece, with lots of tune fluctuations and absolute harmony." - Chua Wei Yuan

"Every cell in my body get up on its toes when I listen to this piece." - Björn Källgren

"Complexity of texture, range of emotion, combination of thoughtfulness and soulfulness, full use of the tonal range of the piano. Simply beautiful when played correctly." - Evan Stephens

"Combines beauty and virtuosity in a gem of a piece. (I like all the scherzos actually; I think the ballades are overplayed, and the scherzos are just as good and are unique alternatives)." - Jonathan

"Feeling" - Jos van Bokkem

Scherzo No.4 Op.54 (1)

"It reminds me USA" - David Barrera

Sonata No.1 Op.4 (1)

"One of the less known works of chopin, he composed this a the age of 18, and it is simple , elegant, tragic, and shows the beginnig of his genius" - Alessio

Sonata No.2 Op.35 (7)

"The second sonata (especially the the first movement!) is very exciting, and is one of my favorite pieces of music ever! It is the piece that got me hooked on Chopin." -Jason

"It has the greatest relaxing quality of any piece of music I have ever heard." - Niefy

"I can't help but think of this as my favorite piece. It is without a doubt what compels me to listen. The slow sound of the keys gently tearing at my soul, the pedal pounding at my heart, my all time favorite." - Randy Hoffman

"This piece is dark and tragic. It expresses hopelessness and misery and fits a funeral perfectly." - Jeremy

"Portrayal with beauty for faith of continued existence after removal and transfiguration from the present one by the inner content and expressed meaning in the Sonata #2 Op 35. Depth of perception and convincing reality pointing to a continued existence of the individual in God's memory. Envisioned immortality thru the individual's greatness at the moment of communion with God and his Universe. The brief Interlude in Db contains the inner meaning of a self-contained vast view of the Universe and man's existence in it as seen by the artist. It is a pause/retreat to an eternal God-and-Universe man's earthly-life related personal Inner Sanctum - solace seeking, observant, introspective and portrayed thru clear melodic simplicity - open and simultaneously reminiscent. Noteworthy is also that the final artist's review of one's existence in God's Realm goes back to a Major key - Db major, in a sense indicating an overcoming of sorrow, grief and disappointment which exists in the turmoil of the world. The Interlude in its ascendance toward God invites us to participate in the celebration of the eternal now achieved musically!" - Juris Jurevics

"Because each movement represents a different character but resembles one theme death. The dramatic theme of the movement which moves into a beautiful B theme which moves in B flat major with a brilliant closing. Then the beauty of the second movement which the last two movements scare you." - Adrian Saari

"To be very honest I haven't heard very much of Chopin but I really think the Funeral March is an exceptional piece. It's very simple and sombre and though slightly morbid it is a very touching and moving piece to listen to." - Jamie

Sonata No.3 Op.58 (5)

"I love this sonata the best. The second one is okay, but the finale for this sonata is very challenging and surging." -Ian A

"This is one of the most important sonatas ever to be written, and i especially like the very dramatic and challenging Finale to this sonata" - Koby

"It's wonderful work especially the final movement of the sonata. It sounds so patriotic and graceful at the same time. Shorter, this work defeats my pleasure even with the Heroic Polonaise and Raindrop Prelude. The movement is so great!" - Michael Benjamin

"The majestic third movement is the best piece of music ever written" - Jacob Benson

"Frédéric Chopin composed his Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 in 1844. His last sonata for piano solo, it has been suggested that this was his attempt to address the criticisms of his earlier sonata Op. 35. I think, this Sonata is "Sonata of differents" I like first movement(Allegro maestoso), because it is difficult and long. Second movement(Scherzo)is playful and funny, but also beautiful. Third movement(Largo) is very, very beautiful. I love it´s theme. Last, but not least movement(Finale, presto ma non tanto) is strong, storming and very challenging. That´s because this sonate is my favourite piece by Chopin" -  Joona Lätti

Sonata Op.65 (Cello) (2)

"Listen to the Largo (2nd Movement) and you'll know why I like this piece so much." - David Langevin

"Chopin's Cello sonata is one of the Great Romantic cello sonatas. It reminds us , that Chopin was not "merely" a composer of the piano, that he was perfectly capable of writing music for other instruments as well." - Tuomas Nikkanen

Song "The wish" Op.74 No.1 (1)

"It sounded like the best one." -Gil Arelano

Trio Op.8 (1)

"Someone has to vote this important,wonderful, charming, melodic Trio, where Chopin wrote the only time for solo violin!So violinists should play it =) Schumann admired it and the beautiful Adagio is prophetic of Schumann's later chamber works. Chopin himself was "very pleased" of it." - Tuomas Nikkanen

Waltz Op.18 (2)

"This waltz is a true ballroom dance and it is one of Chopin's sparkling pieces, showing off flashes of virtuosity. Its popularity among pianists will remain for ages." - Bigleagues00

"Hard choice. This valse is so lovely, happy and fantastic." - Nitzan

Waltz Op.34 No.2 (2)

"Its dreamy and sad melody makes me think of my more hopeful days..." - Woo Sangmin

"Love the melody." - Stevo

Waltz Op.42 (2)

"I had played this piece about a year ago. I really like the way its tune goes, esp. the place where the sostenuto part is...."-Yumiko

"This is a brilliant piece of Chopin's works. I'm practicing this song at the moment." - Stanley Lam

Waltz Op.64 No.1 (3)

"Its smooth flowing and i like the ending."- Khay

"It is recognized as the dog waltz coz Chopin wrote it when he saw George Sand's dog went round n round trying to catch its tail. I think it's really sweet and anyway no one can play it in a minute except Chopin." - Trinity

"I love this piece, I'm an exciting person and this music is so exciting" - Caitlin

Waltz Op.64 No.2 (11)

"I enjoy playing this piece because I think it is very beautiful. It has a great melody and very nice parts in between the main melody. It's an overall beautiful piece."-Kevin

"It displays so many emotions! And it just sounds so beautiful!"- Kristopher

"I've loved this piece since I was child. It seems to me so perfect, expressive and beautiful. I'd loved learn to play it." -Ricardo A. Nieto F.

"This piece really evokes deep feelings within me. It also gives me insight into the way of the lifestyles of Chopin's century."- Vipercat

"This piece is so serene yet sad. I absolutely admire the way Chopin composed such works with such passion and emotion. This piece is exceptionally well written and it truly grasps your soul and dances with it as it weeps with it." - Maggie

"Because when I was 16 and I became so upset my professor trained this piece to me and after that I understood that Chopin was more depressed than me but he expressed his sorrow with his music and for that I love him till now." - Shahnoosh- Sshahidi- Hamedani

"It's one of the greatest Waltz's I've ever heard. It's eerie, deep and mysterious, unlike any other, yet it contains the elements of a waltz. One does not usually think of a waltz as this one would sound. I like it because it's unique and extremely fun to play. It's just beautiful." -Zelda Hanson

"It has a real sense of emotion the way the keyboard is played and how beautifully it was composed. listening to this waltz brings me a feeling of sadness at the same time makes me wonder what Chopin himself was thinking as he composed it. this song to me like many others is a mystery like so many other compositions Chopin has wrote, this one in particular is special" - Mauricio

"This a really a brilliant piece of Chopin's works. I am practicing this song at the moment" - Stanley Lam

"With this, Chopin implied his philosophy as a composers and a man who had be through enough. It is noble, elegant and technically brilliant from any perspective. I love the sostenuto in D-flat the most in the whole piece. Not only does it link the other two themes but it also contrasts them in both tempo and nuiance. That is the meditating moment in life, necessary for anyone who wish to be deeper in their thoughts, even only just a little bit. A flawless masterpiece! " - Nguyen Tran Trung

"The Beauty , the romance, the fragility, the vulnerability .One of the most beautiful music of all times for me . Thank you very much mister Chopin for this wonderful musical miracle ." - Florian Defontaine

Waltz Op.69 No.1 (1)

"It's so delightful, yet wistful and a hint of longing is portrayed. Excellent nickname for the piece...I would definitely play this piece if I have to say "Farewell"!!" - Mike Fan

Waltz Op.69 No.2 (2)

"Most of my other favorite pieces have already been listed. This one wasn't, so I thought I'd add it. Very smooth melody and fun to listen to." - Mobius

"A piece of which the melancholy truly comes out and where the feeling is rich" - William Charissa

Waltz Op.70 No.3 (1)

"Beautiful. The first and only word I can think of to describe this piece. Beautiful. I also find Bars 18 - 33 a pleasure listening to." - Michelle

Waltz in E minor Op.Posth. (2)

"A very very, very beautiful note to link up as a beautiful music" - Tommy

"Listening and playing this song as a twelve year old invokes strong feelings of happiness and prosperity, while also showing danger and fear. It is one of Chopin's easiest pieces to play, and is great for any intermediate student such as I." - Jeffrey Li

Waltz in A minor Op.Posth. (1)

"This is my favorite because its easy to play, but sounds hard and is the reason I started playing the piano. GO CHOPIN!" -  Zach

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