Chopin – Berceuse in D-Flat Major – Michelangeli, Piano

Chopin’s Berceuse Op. 57 (1843–44) is a lullaby to be played on piano. It consists of variations in D-flat major. At first Frédéric Chopin titled the work Variations, but the title was altered for publication to the current Berceuse, which literally means Cradle Song. 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.  – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

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