AQA AoS1: the piano music of Chopin and Schumann

Maria Johnson
Thursday, September 23, 2021

Chopin and Schumann are Romantic composers who wrote many piano pieces in the first half of the 19th century. The AQA specification suggests that students study Chopin’s Preludes (including the ‘Raindrop’ Prelude Op. 28, No. 15) and Polonaises (including the ‘Military’ Polonaise Op. 40, No.1). For Schumann the suggested work is Kinderszenen. These and other works are discussed below.

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