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Offline sevten

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Chopin Favorites
« on: August 06, 2006, 09:32:59 PM »
What is your favorite Ballade?
Favorite Nocturne?
Favorite Mazurka?
Favorite Waltz?
Keep in mind that they all have to be Chopin pieces.
Try to answer as many of them as you can.
Thank you!

Sheet music to download and print: Waltzes by Chopin



Sheet music to download and print: Nocturnes by Chopin



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Offline chopinfan_22

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #1 on: August 06, 2006, 10:36:38 PM »
I'm pretty sure this has been done time and time again. Use the search option to find it. However, I'll answer your questions.

Ballade: Op. 23
Nocturne: Op. 72 No. 1
Mazurka: Op. 7 No. 1
Waltz: Op. 64 No. 2

and perhaps you should include the preludes, etudes, impromptus, scherzos, and miscellaneous works?

Prelude: Op. 45
Etude: Op. 25 No. 11
Impromptu: Op. 66
Scherzo: Op. 39
Misc: Barcarolle
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 10:02:11 AM »
ballade: op.23 no.1

nocturne op.27 no.2

mazurka: op.50 no.3

waltz: op.34 no.1 ;)

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #3 on: August 13, 2008, 10:05:17 AM »
+ prelude: op.28 no.16 Hades

   impromptu: fantasie impromptu in Cis op.66

   misc: Barcarolle

   etude: op.25 no.12 Ocean etude

   piano concerto: no.2

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #4 on: August 13, 2008, 10:06:25 AM »
+ scherzo: op.31 no.2 in B-min  ;D

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #5 on: August 13, 2008, 11:47:49 AM »
Ballade: No. 2 in F major
Waltz: Op. 64 No. 2 (at the moment)
Mazurka: Op. 59 No. 1 in A minor
Impromptu: #1 in A=flat major
Polonaise: Op. 40 No. 2 in C minor
Nocturne: Can't decide between Op. 27 No. 1 and Op. 48 No. 1
Etude: Op. 25 No. 11 (but varies much with my mood)
Prelude: F minor
Scherzo: Lately, No. 1 in B minor (Definitely wasn't my favorite the first time I heard it, but it grew on me.)
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 01:50:40 AM »
Ballade: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Nocturne: Nocturne Op. 48 No. 1 in C Minor
Waltz: Waltz No. 17 in E Flat Major, Op. Posthumous
Mazurka: Mazurka Op. 33 No. 2 in D Major
Impromptu: Impromptu No. 3 in G Flat Major, Op. 51
Sonata: Sonata No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 4
Etude: Etude Op. 10 No. 8 in F Major
Polonaise: Polonaise in B Flat Minor, Op. Posthumous
Prelude: Prelude Op. 28 No. 19 in E Flat Major
Scherzo: Scherzo No. 3 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 39
Concerto: Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #7 on: August 17, 2008, 06:52:03 AM »
ballade:  3-but it better be good
nocturne: no
waltz: chopin
mazurka: op. 33 no
impromptu: not FI i hope
Sonata: chopin
etude: 10/4, but 10/5 if I have to perform
prelude: i think it's the first set and it's the 11th or 12th
concerto: number two
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #8 on: August 17, 2008, 02:42:35 PM »
Ballade: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Nocturne ciss-moll opus post / nocturne op 9 no 2.
mazurka op 33 no 4.
Polonaise (eroico)
Chopin-Waltz in E Minor
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #9 on: August 17, 2008, 03:17:07 PM »
Ballade: Ballade No. 1 in G Minor
Nocturne: The one from Opus Posthumous
Waltz: Minute Waltz
Mazurka: op.6 no. 1
Impromptu: Fantasie-Impromptu (don't shoot me!)
Sonata: not sure
Etude: Revolutionary Etude
Polonaise: Heroic
Prelude: Don't remember what it's called, but it's the really fast complex one
Scherzo: not sure
Concerto: never heard any Chopin concertos
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #10 on: August 17, 2008, 06:01:09 PM »
Impromptu: Fantasie-Impromptu (don't shoot me!)
POW! ;)

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #11 on: August 17, 2008, 11:53:48 PM »
Ballade:op. 23 in G minor
Nocturne: op. 55 no. 1 in F minor
Waltz: op. 34 no. 2 in A minor
Mazurka: op. 17 no. 4 in A minor
Impromptu: posthumous Impromptu, op. 66 in C-sharp minor (Not the Fontana version)
Sonata: op. 58 no. 3 in B minor
Polonaise: op. 44 in F-sharp minor
Etude: op. 25 no. 7 in C-sharp minor (Violoncello)
Prelude: op. 28 no. 7 in A major (The Polish Dancer)
Scherzo: op. 20 no. 1 in B minor
Concerto: op. 21 in F minor
Miscellany: posthumous Funeral March in C minor, op. 72 no. 2
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #12 on: March 31, 2009, 10:03:12 AM »
Ballade: op. 23 in G minor
Nocturne: 48/1 in C minor
Mazurka: 7/1 in B-flat major
Waltz: 34/2 in A minor

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #13 on: March 31, 2009, 05:49:29 PM »
Mazurka: A minor (17/4)
Waltz: E minor Posth
Polonaise: F# minor
Sonata: B minor
Ballade: F minor
Scherzo: E major
Etude: 10/4
Misc: Barcarolle
Prelude: C# minor posth.
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #14 on: March 31, 2009, 06:48:44 PM »
All of his songs are great.
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #15 on: April 04, 2009, 12:20:38 AM »
I do not particularly like his music but anyway

Ballade: no.2

nocturne: op.48 no.1

mazurka: op.59 no.3

waltz: E minor op.posth -tie- op.34 no.2
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #16 on: April 04, 2009, 12:35:09 AM »
I have always had a soft spot for the Op16 Rondo myself, but i am not a great fan.

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 09:00:39 PM »
Ballade: number 4
Waltz: op 69 no 1
Mazurka: op 59 no 3
Polonaise: op 44
impromptu: number 2
sonata: number 3
etude: op 25 no 6
scherzo: number 3
concerto: number 2
prelude: op 28 no 17
nocturne: op 27 no 2
misc: either op 60 or op 49

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #18 on: April 09, 2009, 10:03:50 PM »
What is your favorite Ballade?  No. 5 in C# Minor Op. 3
Favorite Nocturne? No. 26 "The Slow One"
Favorite Mazurka? Op. 48 No. 1 "Octaves"
Favorite Waltz? I only listen to valses, not waltzes, so I can't comment.

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #19 on: April 17, 2009, 03:04:35 PM »
I do not particularly like his music but anyway


wow I didn't expect to see you in this topic! :o :D



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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #20 on: April 17, 2009, 03:06:42 PM »
This is hard, I canít just choose one! :(

Ballade: 3

Nocturne: Op posth C# minor , Op 9 No 1 Bb minor

Mazurka: Op 68 3 F major,  Op.68 No. 2 No.49 A minor, Op 41 No 3 No 28 B major
 
Waltz: Op, No 3 A minor, Op 34 No 1 Ab, Op 18 No 1 Eb 'Grand valse brillante'

Prelude: Op. 45 C# minor, Op 28 No 15 Db, Op 28 No 4 E minor

Etude: Op 10 No 1 & 2, Op. 25 No. 1 & 9

All these opus numbers etc are soooo annoying! >:( I missed out the others as I havenít heard them yet ( yes I know Iím naughty! ) so canít comment.


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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #21 on: April 17, 2009, 03:47:47 PM »
Ballade: Ballade no 3
Nocturne: not sure
Waltz: the first one
Mazurka: not sure
Impromptu: Fantasie-Impromptu (don't shoot me!)
Sonata: never heard one
Etude: op 10 no3
Polonaise: military or heroic
Prelude: ive only heard the raindrop one
Scherzo: no 2
Concerto: never heard any Chopin concertos

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #22 on: April 17, 2009, 10:20:24 PM »
Ballade: not sure
Nocturne: not sure
Waltz: Op. 42 in Ab
Mazurka: not sure
Impromptu: Fantasie-Impromptu, seriously
Sonata: not sure
Etude: Tristesse
Polonaise: I don't like polonaises
Prelude: Cm
Scherzo: not sure
Concerto: I don't like concertos
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #23 on: April 18, 2009, 10:33:01 AM »
Concerto: never heard any Chopin concertos

probably best to keep it that way ;)
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #24 on: April 28, 2009, 05:08:34 AM »

wow I didn't expect to see you in this topic! :o :D





ahahaha xD


btw I'm adding these to my list above:

Scherzo: op. 31 in Bb minor
Prelude: 28/8 in F# minor
Etude: 25/1 in Ab "Harp Study"

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #25 on: April 28, 2009, 08:09:53 PM »
extended:

sonata: no.2 in B-Flat minor

scherzo: no.1 in B Minor

etude: op.25 no.4

impromptu: no.2

prelude: G-Sharp minor

polonaise: F-Sharp minor

miscellaneous: bolero
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #26 on: May 20, 2009, 08:07:57 PM »
ballade no.2

sonata no.2

nocturne op.72

prelude no.8

etude op.25 no.5

mazurka op.63 no.3

waltz op.18

miscellanious: barcarolle

orchestral work: thats right, he has none  ;D
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #27 on: May 22, 2009, 12:32:41 AM »
Waltz:  E minor Op. Post.

Prelude: #24 Without a doubt

Ballade: #1

Etude: Op 10 #7  AND  Op 25 #12

Nocturne:  C# Minor, Op 27 #1

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Offline berniano

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #28 on: May 22, 2009, 03:58:44 AM »
Ballade No. 4 (currently learning!)

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #29 on: July 01, 2009, 04:36:01 AM »
Pretty old forum topic, but I'll post anyway.
Favorite nocturne: Op. 48, No. 1 -  For the dramatic and emotional depth - primarily for the C section (no - not THAT kind of C-section, although that can also be dramatic and emotional). It also has a very beautiful and melancholic melody.
Favorite mazurka: Op. 24, No. 4 in B minor - I love the playful melodies in the wonderful theme, as well as the scherzi crescendos.
Favorite waltz: This is a tough one; I've listened to the waltzes many times. The verdict, though, would have to be Op. 34, No. 2. This was the first Chopin piece that I'd heard and played. Even to this day, I can't get enough of the melody.
Favorite ballade: No. 1 in G minor - though I feel compelled to mention that No. 4 comes in as a close second.
Favorite scherzo: No. 1 or No. 3? It's a difficult decision. Guess I'd have to give it to the former; it's so dark and dramatic. Ironically, I listen to it to relieve stress or anger. =P Same idea goes for my favorite polonaise: Op. 44. I'd list more, but I need to listen to more Chopin before I pick more favorites.

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #30 on: July 17, 2009, 01:20:39 AM »
Ballade: Opus 23 (g minor)
Nocturne: Opus 48, no. 2 (f sharp minor)
Impromptu: Fantaisie-Impromptu, Opus 66 (c sharp minor)

Waltz: Opus 34, no. 2 (Valse Brilliante in a minor)
Prelude: Opus 45 (c sharp minor)
Etude: Opus 10, no. 12 (Revolutionary Etude in c minor
Scherzo: No. 3 in c sharp minor
Bach: Toccata BWV 914
Beethoven: Sonata op. 57
Liszt: HR 12
Rachmaninoff: Prelude op. 32 no. 12
Prokofiev: Suggestion Diabolique
Liszt: La Campanella
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto no. 2, op. 18

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #31 on: July 17, 2009, 07:25:31 PM »
Ballade: No.1 Op.23 in Gm
Nocturne: No.19 Op.posth.72 No.1 in Em
Waltz: Op.64 No.2 in C#m
Mazurka: No.2 Op.6 No.2  in C#m
Impromptu: Fantasie-Impromptu
Sonata: No 2
Etude: Winter Wind
Polonaise: Heroic
Prelude: No.22 Op.28 No.22 in Gm
Scherzo: No. 2
Concerto: I love them both

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #32 on: July 17, 2009, 08:28:59 PM »
Ballade: No.4 in F-minor
Waltz: No.1 in E-flat
Nocturne: No.3 in B-major
Scherzo: No.2 in B-flat minor
Sonata: No.2 in B-flat minor
Mazurka: op.33 no.4
Polonaise: op.61
Concerto: No.1
Fantasy in F-minor
Barcarolle
Rondo op.16
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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #33 on: July 18, 2009, 05:09:22 AM »
Ballade: Ballade No. 1
Nocturne: Nocturne Op. 27 No. 2
Waltz: no favourites
Mazurka: Mazurka Op. 6 No. 2
Impromptu: Impromptu Fantasy
Sonata: Sonata No. 2 
Etude: Etude Op. 10 No. 1
Polonaise: Polonaise Heroique
Prelude: Prelude Op. 28 No. 24
Scherzo: Scherzo 3
Concerto: Concerto No. 1
Learning:

Chopin Polonaise Op. 53
Brahms Op. 79 No. 2
Rachmaninoff Op. 16 No. 4 and 5

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #34 on: July 24, 2009, 09:59:38 PM »
Ballade: I pretty much like them all.
Nocturne: Op. 48 No. 1/Op. 15 No. 2/Op. 72
Waltz: Op. 18 No 1
Polonaise: Grande Polonaise Brilliante
Prelude: No. 17/ No. 4/ No.20
Etude: Not sure
Scherzo: No.2
Sonata: No.2
Misc: Fantasie/Barcarolle/Rondo Op.16

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #35 on: July 25, 2009, 07:19:22 AM »
What is your favorite Ballade?  No. 5 in C# Minor Op. 3

Chopin only has 4 ballades.

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Re: Chopin Favorites
«Reply #36 on: July 25, 2009, 07:20:38 AM »
What is your favorite Ballade?  No. 5 in C# Minor Op. 3.




Chopin only has 4 ballades.