Frédéric Chopin
in G Minor, B. 117

This gentle piece was inspired a poem by Chopin's friend Stefan Witwicki, combining idyllic scenes of nature with strands of melancholy.

ID: 3096
Frédéric Chopin

B. 117

Key: G Minor
Year: 1838
Level: 3
Period: Early Romantic
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Wiosna (Spring) is Chopin’s arrangement of one of his own songs, a setting of a poem by the composer’s friend Stefan Witwicki (1802-1847).

Spring Melancholy

The melody in this song transcription by Chopin expresses gentle sadness in a way reminiscent of folk song - there is a feeling that this should be hummed rather than sung. In the middle section, where the same material is transposed up a minor third, emotions run a little higher. Here is a translated extract from the poem by Witwicki which Chopin set to music:

Beautiful gentle field, picturesque and happy views
All around, I feel the scent of flowers, and bushes bloom...
A pleasant, peaceful, deserted place! But regrets wander in my mind
My heart is mourning, tears come to my eyes


Stefan Witwicki was a Polish poet who emigrated to Paris in 1832 and became a friend of Chopin, who dedicated his Mazurkas Op. 41 to him. Ten of Chopin's nineteen Polish Songs were set to texts by Witwicki, from his Piosnki Sielskie (Idylls, 1830).

Downloadable piano sheet music by Frédéric Chopin to print: Wiosna in G Minor (published in 1838)
Wiosna in G Minor, a composition by the early romantic composer Frédéric Chopin. The piano score of this piece was first published in 1838 and is part of Miscellaneous pieces by Chopin.