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.

Description: The B flat major Mazurka has the form of a rondo. The refrain, of unconventional design, thrusts its way upwards, swinging and swaggering, before falling back down in a delicate scherzando. The Mazurka is one of the few that could be danced; indeed, it seems to pull the listener up onto the dance-floor.

Description: The B flat major Mazurka has the form of a rondo. The refrain, of unconventional design, thrusts its way upwards, swinging and swaggering, before falling back down in a delicate scherzando. The Mazurka is one of the few that could be danced; indeed, it seems to pull the listener up onto the dance-floor.

Description: The F sharp minor became one of Chopin's best loved mazurkas. It consists of three dance themes. The first of them dominates the whole of this lyrical-dance miniature with a character of a rhythmically capricious and melodically refined folk tune.