From the Publisher
Mazurkas, nocturnes, waltzes and polonaises constitute the core of Chopin’s expressive world. However, he also moved comfortably beyond such genre cycles, and pieces of this sort are brought together in this “Klavierstücke” book, in which we find lesser-known works (two Variation cycles, three Ecossaises) from Chopin’s earlier creative period along with rousing dance movements (Bolero and Tarantelle) and, to finish, the orchestrally conceived Allegro de concert. This forms the introduction to a sequence of three great individual works from Chopin’s middle and later creative periods: the Fantasie op. 49, the Berceuse op. 57, and the Barcarolle op. 60 – the finest Chopin, available in Henle paperback, cloth-bound, and study editions.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- Variations brillantes Op132 Bb major
- Bolero Op19 A minor
- Taraqntelle Op43 Ab major
- Allegro de Concert Op46 A major
- Fntqsie Op49 F minor
- Berceuse Op57 Db major
- Barcarolle Op60 F# major
- Variation KK IVa No.4
- Three Ecossaisen Op72 No3 in D mqajor, G major and Db major