Frédéric Chopin
Waltz 10
in B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2

This youthful Waltz dating from Chopin's teens is simple, direct and sparse. It lilts and tilts sweetly for its three-and-a-half minutes.

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Frédéric Chopin - Waltzes:

Waltz 10
Op. 69 No. 2

Key: B Minor
Year: 1829
Level: 6
Period: Early Romantic
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Teenage talent

The Waltz No. 10 in B-Minor dates from Chopin’s teens, and it brims with youthful enthusiasm. Simple and direct, and harmonically sparse, it lilts and tilts sweetly for its three-and-a-half minutes. Still, the piece foreshadows the grander waltzes and etudes to come within the next 20 years. For some reason, Chopin never published this little work in his lifetime. Perhaps, he planned to do so but died before he could? In any event, it wasn’t published until 1852, three years after the composer’s death. The familiar A-B-A form is there, slightly extended. The second theme is in the parallel major, which is a favorite technique of Chopin’s. Most performers play the return of the first theme a little less declaritively so that there is a contrast with the beginning of the piece.

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Waltz Op. 69 No. 2 in B Minor (published in 1829) from Waltzes by Frédéric Chopin - piano sheet music to download and print instantly.
Waltz in B Minor - Op. 69 No. 2 is a piano piece by the early romantic composer Frédéric Chopin who lived between the years 1810 and 1849.
The composition was first published in 1829 and is included in Waltzes by Chopin.