The Ballade No. 1, composed by Frédéric Chopin in 1831 during the composer’s early years in Vienna, was a reflection about his loneliness in the city far away from his home in Poland, where a war was happening against the Russian Empire’s oppression.
Chopin’s Prelude No 4 in E minor is one of the 24 preludes opus 28 for piano. By Frédéric Chopin’s request, this piece was played at his own funeral, along with Mozart’s Requiem. Hans von Bülow called the prelude “suffocation”, due to its sense of despair.
The Piano Concerto No 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, was composed by Chopin in 1829. Chopin wrote the piece before he had finished his formal education, at around 20 years of age.
The two Nocturnes, Op 55 by Frédéric Chopin, the fifteenth and sixteenth of his nocturnes, were composed between 1842 and 1844, and published in August 1844.
The Waltz No 7 in C-sharp minor was composed in 1847 and have three themes with different speeds. It is the second work of Frédéric Chopin’s opus 64 and the companion to the Minute Waltz (Op. 64, No. 1).
Mazurka in A Minor is the last one from Op 17, a set of four mazurkas composed by Frédéric Chopin between 1832 and 1833. It is a real masterpiece, in the form of a dance poem. Written in A minor, it is in 3/4 and is marked Lento, ma non troppo. It is one of the more popular mazurkas.
Chopin’s Piano Sonata No 2 in B-Flat Minor, 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.
Mazurka Op. 59 No. 1 in A Minor is the opening piece of Mazurkas Op. 59, a set of three Mazurkas for solo piano by Frédéric Chopin. The set was composed and published in 1845.
Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C Major, Op. 3, is a composition for cello and piano by Frédéric Chopin. It was one of Chopin’s first published compositions.
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.