Chopin Scherzo No 2 in B-Flat minor, op. 31, was composed and published in 1837, and was dedicated to Countess Adèle Fürstenstein. Schumann compared this scherzo from Frédéric Chopin to a Byronic poem, so overflowing with tenderness, boldness, love and contempt.
The Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor is the second work of Frédéric Chopin’s opus 64 and the companion to the Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1). It was composed in 1847 and have three themes with different speeds.
Known as Étude Revolutionary, Chopin Étude Op 10, No 12 in C minor is dedicated “à son ami Franz Liszt” (“to his friend Franz Liszt”). The 12th Étude appeared around the same time as the November Uprising in 1831 and its first chord sounds like a gunshot.
The Piano Sonata No 3 in F minor, Op. 5 of Johannes Brahms was written in 1853 and published the following year. The sonata is unusually large, consisting of five movements, as opposed to the traditional three or four.
Clair de Lune (Moonlight) in D-Flat Major is the third and most famous movement from Claude Debussy’s Suite bergamasque. Its name comes from Verlaine’s poem “Clair de lune”, which means “moonlight” in French.
The Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54, was completed in the year 1845 and is the only piano concerto written by Robert Schumann who had earlier worked on several piano concerti who were never completed.
The Polonaise Fantaisie in A-flat major, Op. 61, from Frédéric Chopin, dedicated to Mme A. Veyret, was written and published in 1846. This work was slow to gain favor with musicians, due to its harmonic complexity and intricate form.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16, is a composition in eight movements by Robert Schumann for solo piano, subtitled Phantasien für das Pianoforte. It was written in only four days in April 1838 and a revised version appeared in 1850.
In 1834, Frédéric Chopin wrote an Andante Spianato in G Major, for piano solo, which he added to the start of the Grande Polonaise Brillante in E-flat Major and joined the two parts with a fanfare-like sequence.
Songs Without Words (Lieder ohne Worte) is a series of short lyrical piano pieces by the Romantic composer Felix Mendelssohn, written between 1829 and 1845. His sister Fanny Mendelssohn and other composers also wrote pieces in the same genre.