Description: Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2 consists of two strophes, repeated in increasingly complex variations. The main cadence, near the end of the piece, is one of the most glorious moments in Chopin's entire output. The duality of voices is reminiscent of the sweet summer of two souls. The piece occasionally has been featured in popular culture, such as in the James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, the 1998 Russian film The Barber of Siberia, and the webcomic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.

Description: The first part of Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15, No. 3, has a peculiar atmosphere – fantastic, mystical, surreal, turning in the second part of the Nocturne into a chorale, played sotto voce, as if under one’s breath, in a quietude that evokes the mood of religious contemplation.

Description: The first part of Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in G minor, Op. 15, No. 3, has a peculiar atmosphere – fantastic, mystical, surreal, turning in the second part of the Nocturne into a chorale, played sotto voce, as if under one’s breath, in a quietude that evokes the mood of religious contemplation.

Description: Composed in 1832, Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2 is a technically challenging piece. The first section, Larghetto, features an intricate, elaborately ornamental melody over an even quaver bass. The second section, labeled doppio movimento (double speed), resembles a scherzo with dotted quaver-semi quaver melody, semi-quavers in a lower voice in the right hand, and large jumps in the bass. The final section is a shortened version of the first with characteristic cadenzas and elaboration, finishing with an arpeggio, falling at first, then dying away.

Description: Composed in 1832, Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2 is a technically challenging piece. The first section, Larghetto, features an intricate, elaborately ornamental melody over an even quaver bass. The second section, labeled doppio movimento (double speed), resembles a scherzo with dotted quaver-semi quaver melody, semi-quavers in a lower voice in the right hand, and large jumps in the bass. The final section is a shortened version of the first with characteristic cadenzas and elaboration, finishing with an arpeggio, falling at first, then dying away.

Description: Composed in 1832, Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2 is a technically challenging piece. The first section, Larghetto, features an intricate, elaborately ornamental melody over an even quaver bass. The second section, labeled doppio movimento (double speed), resembles a scherzo with dotted quaver-semi quaver melody, semi-quavers in a lower voice in the right hand, and large jumps in the bass. The final section is a shortened version of the first with characteristic cadenzas and elaboration, finishing with an arpeggio, falling at first, then dying away.

Description: Frédéric Chopin composed his most popular Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 9, No. 2 when he was about twenty. The nocturne is reflective in mood until it suddenly becomes passionate near the end. The new concluding melody begins softly but then ascends to a high register and is played forcefully in octaves, eventually reaching the loudest part of the piece, marked fortissimo. After a trill-like passage, the excitement subsides; the nocturne ends calmly.

Description: The Mazurka in C sharp minor delights the listener with its songfulness. It was written in the style of new simplicity and in expression of a melancholy tone.

Description: The Mazurka in B minor is one of Chopin's great wonders. In it, one hears a synthesis of the heard and remembered with the personally experienced and profoundly true. Lyrical contemplation and dialogue, eruptions of passion, rocking and calming.

Description: The Mazurka in B minor is one of Chopin's great wonders. In it, one hears a synthesis of the heard and remembered with the personally experienced and profoundly true. Lyrical contemplation and dialogue, eruptions of passion, rocking and calming.