The selection of music within this songbook is taken from ‘Smooth Classics – The Ultimate Collection’ album.
At the time of writing, we are in the middle of celebrating Chopin’s 200th birthday, and yet his music feels so timeless.
The careful selection of pieces found herein allows a pianist the opportunity to master some of the most wonderful compositions from an iconic composer, and the book also includes some pieces that will suit the more accomplished player. My highlights include the ‘Raindrop’ Prelude and the ‘Tristesse’ Etude in E. Wishing you many hours of enjoyment playing Chopin’s piano favourites.
John Brunning, Classic FM
Chopin Piano Favourites is not affiliated with the Associated Board grade system but as a guide, it is aimed at anyone who is around grades 4 to 6.
Prelude In C minor Op. 28 No.20
Prelude In D Flat Major "Raindrop" Op. 28 No.15
Prelude In A major Op. 28 No.7
Etude In E "Tristesse" Op.10 No.3
Etude In G Flat "Butterfly Wings" Op.25 No.9
Nocturne No. 2 In E Flat, Op. 9 No. 2
Nocturne No. 8 In D Flat, Op. 27 No. 2
Waltz No. 1 In E Flat, Op. 18 - ''Grande Valse Brillante''
Waltz No. 10 In B Minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Waltz No. 7 In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Mazurka No. 49 In A Minor Op. 68 No. 2
Polonaise No. 3 In A, Op. 40 No. 1 - ''Military''
Mazurka in B flat Op.7 No.1
Arranged (where necessary) for intermediate piano solo by Richard Harris.