Polish composer renowned for his piano works. A great Romantic composer, who nevertheless wrote absolute music with formal titles such as Mazurkas, Impromptus, Waltzes, Nocturnes.
Waltz Op. 69, No. 2 was composed by Frederic Chopin for solo piano in the year 1829, although published posthumously. The main theme is in the key of B minor and is marked with an overall tempo of Moderato. It is one of several works that the composer hoped would be burnt upon his death.
The piece is largely melancholic and changes to B major and again reverts to the original theme. It is not technically demanding and is one of Chopin's better known pieces.