Over 230 Chopin works survive; some compositions from early childhood have been lost. All his known works involved the piano. Only a few ranged beyond solo-piano music, as either piano concertos or chamber music.

Chopin composed:

  • 59 mazurkas
  • 27 études (twelve in the Op. 10 cycle, twelve in the Op. 25 cycle, and three in a collection without an opus number)
  • 27 preludes
  • 21 nocturnes
  • 20 waltzes
  • 18 polonaises, including one with orchestral accompaniment and one for cello and piano accompaniment
  • 5 rondos
  • 4 ballades
  • 4 impromptus
  • 4 scherzi
  • 4 sets of variations, including Souvenir de Paganini
  • 3 écossaises
  • 3 piano sonatas
  • 2 concerti for piano and orchestra, Op. 11 and 21

He also composed: a fantaisie, an Allegro de concert (which is possibly the remnant of an incomplete concerto), a barcarole, a berceuse, a bolero, a tarantelle, a contredanse, a fugue, a cantabile, a lento, a Funeral march, and a Feuille d’album.

Chopin’s other works include: a krakowiak for piano and orchestra; Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” for piano and orchestra; fantasia on themes from Polish songs with accompanying orchestra; a trio for violin, cello and piano; a sonata for cello and piano; a Grand Duo in E major for cello and piano on themes from Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera Robert le diable, co-written with Auguste Franchomme; and 19 Polish songs for voice and piano.