Description: Frederic Chopin composed his Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth c. 1830. The piece is characterized by youthful playfulness in the relaxed and delightful settings of the aristocratic salon.

Description: Frederic Chopin composed his Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth c. 1830. The piece is characterized by youthful playfulness in the relaxed and delightful settings of the aristocratic salon.

Description: Frederic Chopin composed his Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth c. 1830. The piece is characterized by youthful playfulness in the relaxed and delightful settings of the aristocratic salon.

Description: Frederic Chopin composed his Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth c. 1830. The piece is characterized by youthful playfulness in the relaxed and delightful settings of the aristocratic salon.

Description: Frederic Chopin's Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 is a masterpiece in its category - a gem of poetry, expressed in a concise, essential way. This Waltz takes the form of a dance with trio. The unforgettable opening theme is imbued with harmoniousness, sweetness and melancholy. The lyrical tone of the piece is marked by a unique kind of intimacy.

Description: Frederic Chopin's Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2 is a masterpiece in its category - a gem of poetry, expressed in a concise, essential way. This Waltz takes the form of a dance with trio. The unforgettable opening theme is imbued with harmoniousness, sweetness and melancholy. The lyrical tone of the piece is marked by a unique kind of intimacy.

Description: Frederic Chopin's Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1 hearkens back to the style brillant. The dazzling, but insubstantial expression acquired new characteristics. Firstly, a succinctness of utterance, secondly, the somewhat melancholy tenderness with which the waltz’s trio is expressed. But the coda of the Waltz, through its terseness, breaks with brillant practice and acts as a point of culmination.

Description: Frederic Chopin's Waltz in D-flat major, Op. 64, No. 1 hearkens back to the style brillant. The dazzling, but insubstantial expression acquired new characteristics. Firstly, a succinctness of utterance, secondly, the somewhat melancholy tenderness with which the waltz’s trio is expressed. But the coda of the Waltz, through its terseness, breaks with brillant practice and acts as a point of culmination.

Description: The Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58 was composed in 1844 and published in 1845. It retains the dramatic structuring inherited from the Classics. Here, as in Mozart and Beethoven, the composition – rendered coherent by means of differences, contrast and end-weighting – comprises four movements. Outwardly, the fourth movement, Finale, has the appearance of a rondo, but it proceeds in a balladic meter, and has the tone and spirit of a ballade. First, one is jolted from the contemplation of distant horizons, Thereafter, in a constant presto tempo and with the expression of emotional perturbation, this frenzied, electrifying music, runs to the end. Not even for a moment is this precipitous momentum reined in by the music of the episodes. And the main theme of the finale, its refrain, running ballade-like with the curtain raised, is transformed and grows in power.

Description: The Sonata No. 3 in b minor, Op. 58 was composed in 1844 and published in 1845. It retains the dramatic structuring inherited from the Classics. Here, as in Mozart and Beethoven, the composition – rendered coherent by means of differences, contrast and end-weighting – comprises four movements. Outwardly, the fourth movement, Finale, has the appearance of a rondo, but it proceeds in a balladic meter, and has the tone and spirit of a ballade. First, one is jolted from the contemplation of distant horizons, Thereafter, in a constant presto tempo and with the expression of emotional perturbation, this frenzied, electrifying music, runs to the end. Not even for a moment is this precipitous momentum reined in by the music of the episodes. And the main theme of the finale, its refrain, running ballade-like with the curtain raised, is transformed and grows in power.