Chopin – Berceuse – Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, is a lullaby to be played on the piano. He composed it in 1843/44 as variations in D-flat major. Frédéric Chopin originally called his work Variantes. Berceuse was first published in Paris in 1844 by Joseph Meissonnier, dedicated to Élise Gavard, and appeared in London and Leipzig the following year. Written late in his career, the lyrical piece features complex pianistic figuration in the continuous flow of variations on a calm bass in always soft dynamics, shaping the music by texture and sonority. – Hélène Grimaud

Chopin by Grimaud

Berceuse

Excerpt (video)

Chopin - Berceuse in D-Flat Major - Grimaud, Piano

Raindrop Prelude

Prelude No. 15 in D-Flat Major

Chopin - Prelude No 15 in D-Flat Major - Grimaud, Piano

Nocturne No. 19

Nocturne No. 19 in E-Minor

Chopin - Nocturne No 19 in E Minor Op 72 No 1 - Hélène Grimaud, Piano

Mazurka Op. 17 No. 4

Mazurka in A Minor Op. 17 No. 4

Chopin - Mazurka in A Minor, Op 17 No 4 - Grimaud, Piano

Ballade No. 1

Ballade No. 1 in G Minor

Chopin - Ballade No 1 in G minor - Grimaud, Piano

Berceuse: Other Performance

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli plays Chopin's Berceuse