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Update #27

Previous Musopen backers - A call for your support

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We are now half-way to our goal to record the life's work of Chopin. I'm going to paste a list below of Chopin's music so you can get a sense of just how big an undertaking this project is.

We can really use your help. For those still on the fence, I'd like to offer a free gift upgrade only to those who backed our first project, and who backs us again, to give you one more reason to pledge:

  • Free access to our HD classical streaming app
  • Extended Supporting Membership (+1 year)
  • Access to our private user forums (for benefactors only)
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  • Finally, a surprise addition to those in the $50 and above


This is only available to our previous backers, since you made all this possible. If you have any questions/comments/concerns/hate Chopin's music etc. Shoot me an email at aaron@musopen.org and let's chat. If you're on board, please blast your network, as it's the only way we'll reach our goal.


List of compositions:

Piano solo Ballades Main article: Ballades (Chopin) Op. 23: Ballade No. 1 in G minor (composed 1835-36) Op. 38: Ballade No. 2 in F major (1836–39) Op. 47: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major (1841) Op. 52: Ballade No. 4 in F minor (1842–43) Études Main article: Études (Chopin) Fanciful nicknames have been given to most of Chopin's Études from time to time, although Chopin himself never used nicknames for these pieces, and none are authentic. Only about three such nicknames are widely used: Op. 10, No. 5 Black Keys; Op. 10, No. 12 Revolutionary; and Op. 25, No. 11 Winter Wind. A number of occasionally suggested nicknames are shown below. Op. 10, 12 Études: No. 1: Étude in C major, Waterfall (composed 1830) No. 2: Étude in A minor, Chromatic (1830) No. 3: Étude in E major, Tristesse, or L'adieu (1832) No. 4: Étude in C-sharp minor, Torrent (1832) No. 5: Étude in G-flat major, Black Keys (1830) No. 6: Étude in E-flat minor, Lament (1830) No. 7: Étude in C major, Toccata (1832) No. 8: Étude in F major, Sunshine (1829) No. 9: Étude in F minor (1829) No. 10: Étude in A-flat major (1829) No. 11: Étude in E-flat major, Arpeggio (1829) No. 12: Étude in C minor, Revolutionary (1831) Op. 25, 12 Études: No. 1: Étude in A-flat major, Aeolian Harp, or Shepherd Boy (composed 1836) No. 2: Étude in F minor, The Bees (1836) No. 3: Étude in F major, The Horseman (1836) No. 4: Étude in A minor (1832–1834) No. 5: Étude in E minor, Wrong Note (1832–1834) No. 6: Étude in G-sharp minor, Thirds (1832–1834) No. 7: Étude in C-sharp minor, Cello (1836) No. 8: Étude in D-flat major, Sixths (1832–1834) No. 9: Étude in G-flat major, Butterfly (1832–1834) No. 10: Étude in B minor, Octave (1832–1834) No. 11: Étude in A minor, Winter Wind (1834) No. 12: Étude in C minor, Ocean (1836) Trois nouvelles études (1839): No. 1: Étude in F minor No. 2: Étude in A-flat major No. 3: Étude in D-flat major Impromptus Op. 29: Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat major (1837) Op. 36: Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp major (1839) Op. 51: Impromptu No. 3 in G-flat major (1843) Posthumously published Op. posth. 66: Fantaisie-Impromptu in C-sharp minor (1834) Mazurkas Main article: Mazurkas (Chopin) Two Mazurkas (unnumbered; 1826; pub. 1826, without Op. number; B. 16, KK IIa/2-3, S 1, No. 2): a. Mazurka in G major b. Mazurka in B-flat major Op. 6, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 1-4): No. 1: Mazurka in F-sharp minor No. 2: Mazurka in C-sharp minor No. 3: Mazurka in E major No. 4: Mazurka in E-flat minor Op. 7, Five Mazurkas (Nos. 5-9): No. 1: Mazurka in B-flat major No. 2: Mazurka in A minor No. 3: Mazurka in F minor No. 4: Mazurka in A-flat major No. 5: Mazurka in C major Op. 17, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 10-13): No. 1: Mazurka in B-flat major No. 2: Mazurka in E minor No. 3: Mazurka in A-flat major No. 4: Mazurka in A minor Op. 24, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 14-17): No. 1: Mazurka in G minor No. 2: Mazurka in C major No. 3: Mazurka in A-flat major No. 4: Mazurka in B-flat minor Op. 30, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 18-21): No. 1: Mazurka in C minor No. 2: Mazurka in B minor No. 3: Mazurka in D-flat major No. 4: Mazurka in C-sharp minor Op. 33, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 22-25): No. 1: Mazurka in G-sharp minor No. 2: Mazurka in D major No. 3: Mazurka in C major No. 4: Mazurka in B minor Op. 41, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 26-29): No. 1: Mazurka in C-sharp minor No. 2: Mazurka in E minor No. 3: Mazurka in B major No. 4: Mazurka in A-flat major Mazurka in A minor (No. 50; "Notre Temps"; 1840; pub. 1841 in Six morceaux de salon, without Op. number; B. 134; KK IIb/4; S 2/4) Mazurka in A minor (No. 51; "Émile Gaillard"; 1840; pub. 1841 in Album de pianistes polonais, without Op. number; B. 140; KK IIb/5; S 2/5) Op. 50, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 30-32): No. 1: Mazurka in G major No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor Op. 56, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 33-35): No. 1: Mazurka in B major No. 2: Mazurka in C major No. 3: Mazurka in C minor Op. 59, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 36-38): No. 1: Mazurka in A minor No. 2: Mazurka in A-flat major No. 3: Mazurka in F-sharp minor Op. 63, Three Mazurkas (Nos. 39-41): No. 1: Mazurka in B major No. 2: Mazurka in F minor No. 3: Mazurka in C-sharp minor Posthumously published With opus numbers Op. posth. 67, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 42-45; 1835–49; pub. 1855): No. 1: Mazurka in G major No. 2: Mazurka in G minor No. 3: Mazurka in C major No. 4: Mazurka in A minor Op. posth. 68, Four Mazurkas (Nos. 46-49; 1827–49; pub. 1855): No. 1: Mazurka in C major No. 2: Mazurka in A minor No. 3: Mazurka in F major No. 4: Mazurka in F minor Without opus numbers Mazurka in C major (1833; pub. 1870; B. 82; KK IVB/3; P 2/3) Mazurka in D major (1829; pub. 1875; B 31/71; KK IVa/7; P 1/7) Mazurka in B-flat major (1832; pub. 1909; B. 73; KK IVb/1; P 2/1) Mazurka in D major "Mazurek" (1820; pub. 1910; B. 4; KK Anh Ia/1; A 1/1) Mazurka in A-flat major (1834; pub. 1930; B. 85; KK IVb/4; P 2/4) Mazurka in D major (1832; pub. ?; P 2/2) Nocturnes Main article: Nocturnes (Chopin) Op. 9, Three Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in B-flat minor No. 2: Nocturne in E-flat major No. 3: Nocturne in B major Op. 15, Three Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in F major (1830–1831) No. 2: Nocturne in F-sharp major (1830–1831) No. 3: Nocturne in G minor (1833) Op. 27, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in C-sharp minor No. 2: Nocturne in D-flat major Op. 32, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in B major (1836–1837) No. 2: Nocturne in A-flat major (1836–1837) Op. 37, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in G minor No. 2: Nocturne in G major Op. 48, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in C minor No. 2: Nocturne in F-sharp minor Op. 55, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in F minor No. 2: Nocturne in E-flat major Op. 62, Two Nocturnes: No. 1: Nocturne in B major No. 2: Nocturne in E major Posthumously published With opus number Op. posth. 72: No. 1: Nocturne in E minor Without opus numbers P. 1/16: Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Lento con gran espressione (1830) P. 2/8: Nocturne in C minor (1837) A. 1/6: Nocturne in C sharp minor (Nocturne oubliée) (spurious) Polonaises Main article: Polonaises (Chopin) Op. 26, Two Polonaises: No. 1: Polonaise in C-sharp minor No. 2: Polonaise in E-flat minor Op. 40, Two Polonaises: No. 1: Polonaise in A major, Military No. 2: Polonaise in C minor Op. 44: Polonaise in F-sharp minor Op. 53: Polonaise in A-flat major, Heroic or Drum Op. 61: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat major Posthumously published With opus numbers Op. posth. 71, Three Polonaises: No. 1: Polonaise in D minor (1825) No. 2: Polonaise in B-flat major (1828) No. 3: Polonaise in F minor (1828) Without opus numbers KK IIa No. 1: Polonaise in G minor (1817) KK IVa, Five Polonaises: No. 1: Polonaise in B-flat major (1817) No. 2: Polonaise in A-flat major (1821) No. 3: Polonaise in G-sharp minor (1822) No. 5: Polonaise in B-flat minor, Adieu à Guillaume Kolberg (1826) No. 8: Polonaise in G-flat major (1829). Preludes Main article: Preludes (Chopin) Op. 28, 24 Preludes: No. 1: Prelude in C major (composed 1839) No. 2: Prelude in A minor (1838) No. 3: Prelude in G major (1838–1839) No. 4: Prelude in E minor (1838) No. 5: Prelude in D major (1838–1839) No. 6: Prelude in B minor (1838–1839) No. 7: Prelude in A major (1836) No. 8: Prelude in F-sharp minor (1838–1839) No. 9: Prelude in E major (1838–1839) No. 10: Prelude in C-sharp minor (1838–1839) No. 11: Prelude in B major (1838–1839) No. 12: Prelude in G-sharp minor (1838–1839) No. 13: Prelude in F-sharp major (1838–1839) No. 14: Prelude in E-flat minor (1838–1839) No. 15: Prelude in D-flat major, Raindrop (1838–1839) No. 16: Prelude in B-flat minor (1838–1839) No. 17: Prelude in A-flat major (1836) No. 18: Prelude in F minor (1838–1839) No. 19: Prelude in E-flat major (1838–1839) No. 20: Prelude in C minor, Chord or Funeral March (1838–1839) No. 21: Prelude in B-flat major (1838–1839) No. 22: Prelude in G minor (1838–1839) No. 23: Prelude in F major (1838–1839) No. 24: Prelude in D minor (1838–1839) Op. 45: Prelude in C-sharp minor (1841) Posthumously published P. 2/7: Prelude in A-flat major (1834, published 1918; ded. Pierre Wolff) A. 1/2: Prelude in F major Prelude in E flat minor, Devil's Trill Rondos Op. 1: Rondo in C minor (1825; arr. piano 4-hands 1834) Op. 5: Rondo à la mazur in F major (1826) Op. 14: Rondo à la Krakowiak in F major (1828) Op. 16: Rondo in E-flat major (1832) Posthumously published Op. posth. 73: Rondo in C major, versions for solo piano and two pianos (1828) Scherzos Op. 20: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor (1831) Op. 31: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor (1837) Op. 39: Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp minor (1839) Op. 54: Scherzo No. 4 in E major (1843) Sonatas Op. 35: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Funeral March (1839) Op. 58: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor (1844) Posthumously published Op. 4: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C minor (1828) Variations Main article: Miscellaneous compositions (Chopin) Op. 12: Variations brillantes in B-flat major on "Je vends des scapulaires" from Hérold's Ludovic (1833) B. 113: Variation in E for Hexameron (1837; pub. 1839) Posthumously published B.9: Variations in E for flute and piano on "Non più mesta" from Rossini's La Cenerentola, KK. Anh. Ia/5, (? 1824; pub. 1955) - doubtful KK. IVa/6: Introduction, Theme and Variations in D on a Venetian air, piano 4-hands (1826; pub 1965) B. 12a: Variations in D major or B minor on an Irish National Air (from Thomas Moore) for 2 pianos, P. 1/6 (1826) B. 14: Variations in E major on the air "Der Schweizerbub: Steh'auf, steh'auf o du Schweitzer Bub", aka Introduction et Variations sur un Lied allemand (1826; pub. 1851) B. 37: Variations in A, Souvenir de Paganini (1829; pub. 1881) Lost KK. Ve/9: Variations, (January 1818) KK. Vb/2: Variations in F, piano 4-hands or 2 pianos (1826) KK. VIIa/3: Variations on a Ukrainian Dumka for violin and piano, by Antoni Radziwill, completed by Chopin (by June 1830) Waltzes Main article: Waltzes (Chopin) Op. 18: Grande valse brillante in E-flat major (1833) Op. 34, Trois grandes valses brillantes: No. 1: Waltz in A-flat major (1835) No. 2: Waltz in A minor (1831) No. 3: Waltz in F major (1838) Op. 42: Waltz in A-flat major (1840) Op. 64, Three Waltzes: No. 1: Waltz in D-flat major, Minute Waltz (1846) No. 2: Waltz in C-sharp minor (1846) No. 3: Waltz in A-flat major Posthumously published With opus numbers 1852: Two Waltzes, Op. posth. 69: No. 1: Waltz in A-flat major, L'Adieu (1835) No. 2: Waltz in B minor 1855: Three Waltzes, Op. posth. 70: No. 1: Waltz in G-flat major No. 2: Waltz in F minor No. 3: Waltz in D-flat major Without opus numbers 1868: Waltz in E minor, B. 56, KK IVa/15, P. 1/15 1871-72: Waltz in E major, B. 44, KK IVa/12, P. 1/12 1902: Waltz in A-flat major, B. 21, KK IVa/13, P. 1/13 1902: Waltz in E-flat major, B. 46, KK IVa/14, P. 1/14 1932: Waltz in F-sharp minor, Valse mélancolique, KK Ib/7, A. 1/7 (now considered spurious) 1955: Waltz in A minor, B. 150, KK IVb/11, P. 2/11 1955: Waltz in E-flat major (Sostenuto), B. 133, KK IVb/10 (not always classified as a waltz) Miscellaneous pieces for solo piano Main article: Miscellaneous compositions (Chopin) Op. 19: Bolero Op. 43: Tarantelle in A-flat major Op. 46: Allegro de concert in A major Op. 49: Fantaisie in F minor Op. 57: Berceuse in D-flat major Op. 60: Barcarole in F-sharp major Posthumously published With opus numbers Op. posth. 72: No. 2: Marche funèbre in C minor (1829; B.20) No. 3: Three Écossaises (1830) No. 1 in D major No. 2 in G major No. 3 in D-flat major Without opus numbers B. 151: Album Leaf (Moderato) in E major KK. Vb/1: Andante dolente in B-flat minor (lost) B. 117: Andantino in G minor (arr. of the piano part of the song Wiosna; 5 different MS exist) B. 160b: 2 Bourrées B. 129a: Canon in F minor B. 84: Cantabile in B-flat major B. 17: Contredanse in G-flat major (doubtful) KK. Ve/3: Écossaise (? date; lost) KK. Vb/9: Écossaise in B-flat major (1827; lost) B. 144: Fugue in A minor KK. VIIa/2: 3 Fugues (A minor, F major, D minor; arr. from Cherubini's Cours de contrepoint et de fugue) P. 2/13: Galopp in A-flat (Galop Marquis) P. 2/6: Klavierstück in B-flat (1834) P. 2/5: Klavierstück in E-flat (1837) P. 2/10: Klavierstück in E-flat "Sostenuto" (1840; sometimes classified as a waltz) B. 109a: Largo in E-flat major Piano and orchestra Concertos Op. 11: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor (composed 1830) Op. 21: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor (1829–1830) Miscellaneous Op. 2: Variations on "Là ci darem la mano" from Mozart's Don Giovanni, in B-flat major (1827) Op. 13: Fantaisie brillante on Polish Airs, in A major (1828) Op. 14: Rondo à la Krakowiak, in F major (1828) Op. 22: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, in E-flat major (1830–1831)[1] Cello and piano B. 70: Grand Duo concertant in E major (1832; written jointly with Auguste Franchomme) Op. 3: Introduction and Polonaise brillante in C major (1829–1830) Op. 65: Cello Sonata in G minor (1845–46) Violin, cello and piano Op. 8: Trio for Violin, Cello and Piano in G minor Voice and piano Main article: Polish songs (Chopin) Posthumously published With opus numbers Op. posth. 74, 17 Songs (1829–1847; Polish) No. 1 The Wish (Życzenie) (1829) No. 2 Spring (Wiosna) (1838) No. 3 The Sad River (Smutna Rzeka) (1831) No. 4 Merrymaking (Hulanka) (1830) No. 5 What She Likes (Gdzie lubi) (1829) No. 6 Out of My Sight (Precz z moich oczu) (1830) No. 7 The Messenger (Poseł) (1830) No. 8 Handsome Lad (Śliczny chłopiec) (1841) No. 9 From the Mountains, Where They Carried Heavy Crosses [Melody] (Z gór, gdzie dźwigali strasznych krzyżów brzemię [Melodia]) (1847) No. 10 The Warrior (Wojak) (1830) No. 11 The Double-End (Dwojaki koniec) (1845) No. 12 My Darling (Moja pieszczotka) (1837) No. 13 I Want What I Have Not (Nie ma czego trzeba) (1845) No. 14 The Ring (Pierścień) (1836) No. 15 The Bridegroom (Narzeczony) (1831) No. 16 Lithuanian Song (Piosnka litewska) (1831) No. 17 Leaves are Falling, Hymn from the Tomb (Śpiew z mogiłki) (1836) Without opus numbers Enchantment (Czary) (1830) Reverie (Dumka) (1840)

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