Waltz in A minor (Chopin)

Waltz in A minor, B. 150, KK IVb/11, P. 2/11, often designated as No. 19, is a waltz for solo piano composed by Frédéric Chopin. The waltz was written sometime between 1843 and 1848, but was not published until 1860, after the composer's death.[1]


The piece shows great sadness, while enclosing some episodes that hint at happiness and hope. The first theme of the piece uses a simple but effective melody, conveying a sad portrait, with decorative ornaments used throughout. The second theme is more interesting and lively, although it still has a certain sadness. About halfway through the piece, there is a modulation into A major, featuring a happy and joyful melody. The piece concludes with the main theme, followed by a short coda.[1]


  1. ^ a b Waltz in A minor, B. 150: Scores at the International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP). Accessed April 22, 2018.

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