Chopin composed mainly for solo piano. A few exceptions include the piano concerti and the Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise in E-flat major
(Op. 22), for which he composed orchestral accompaniments. In these cases, the piano is still the star, but its music is introduced and supported with help from the orchestra.
Chopin composed music from a variety of types. Some of his works are love songs (ballades), while others are night songs (nocturnes). Others are Polish dances (polonaises and mazurkas), while others follow more traditional structures (sonatas, scherzi and concerti) with a romantic touch. The majority of his music is discussed on this site. In order to find a specific piece, select a category below or use the search field in the header.
This page was last updated on 6 May 2013