Frédéric Chopin

Tarantelle in Ab major

Op. 43, B. 139

About this work...

Chopin wrote in many dance forms: waltz, mazurka, polonaise, ecossaise, bolero, bourrée, contredanse, and tarantelle. This is the only piece he composed in the latter genre, and its energy, virtuosity, and high spirits would seem out of character for a man in his then-deteriorating state of health. Yet, while Chopin ha... read more