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Wiosna: Chopin

Updated: Sep 30, 2023

A Level 7 piece which is used for grade 3 piano exams.

Chopin (1810 - 1849) composed this piece in 1838 and it was first published in Berlin in 1857. This edition is from a copy published in Leipzig in 1880 and is in the public domain. You can download the original from,_Op.74_(Chopin,_Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric) This copy is by Leipzig: Breitkopf und Härtel, n.d.[1880]. Plate C. XIV. 1.–17. Download Wiosna - Chopin

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Wiosna is the Polish word for spring, and it is also the title of one of Chopin’s songs for voice and piano. It is part of his Op. 74, a collection of 17 Polish songs that he composed between 1829 and 1847.

Wiosna is the first song in the set, and it is based on a poem by Stefan Witwicki, a friend of Chopin. The poem expresses the joy and beauty of spring, and Chopin’s music reflects this with a lively and cheerful melody, accompanied by flowing arpeggios in the piano.

The song has a simple ABA form, with a contrasting middle section in a minor key that evokes a brief moment of sadness or nostalgia. The song ends with a return to the bright and optimistic mood of the beginning.

I hope you enjoy this lovely song by Chopin.


Chris Caton-Greasley LLCM(TD) MA (Mus)(Open)

Ethnographic Musicologist, Teacher, Researcher

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