Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, is a piano sonata in four movements. Frédéric Chopin completed the work while living in George Sand’s manor in Nohant, some 250 km (160 mi) south of Paris, a year before it was published in 1840.
Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11, was written in 1830, when the composer was twenty years old. The concerto was first performed on 11 October of 1830, at the Teatr Narodowy (the National Theatre) in Warsaw, Poland, with the composer as soloist.
The Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34, by Johannes Brahms was completed during the summer of 1864 and published in 1865. It was dedicated to Her Royal Highness Princess Anna of Hesse.
Mazurkas, Op 24 are a set of four Mazurkas for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin. The set was composed and published in 1836. Mazurka in C major is essentially a kind of folkloric cliché: a folk provenance can be found in all its themes.
Chopin’s Etude Op 10 No. 1 in C Major for solo piano was composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1829. It was first published in 1833 in France, Germany, and England as the first piece of his Études Op. 10.
Rachmaninoff’s Sonata for Cello and Piano in G Minor, Op. 19 was completed in November 1901 and published a year later. Sergei Rachmaninoff regarded the role of the piano as not just an accompaniment but equal to the cello.
The Rhapsodies, Op. 79, for piano were written by Johannes Brahms in 1879 during his summer stay in Pörtschach, when he had reached the maturity of his career.
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.
Étude Op 10 No 2 in A Minor, is a technical study written by Frédéric Chopin for the piano. Composed in 1829, it was first published in 1833.
Chopin’s Ballade No 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47, dating from 1841, is dedicated to Pauline de Noailles. The inspiration for this Ballade by Frédéric Chopin is usually claimed to be Adam Mickiewicz’s poem Undine, also known as Świtezianka.