Frederic Chopin spent his fifth summer at George Sands country estate in Nohant in 1844. The time away from Paris gave the composer the necessary creative free space to produce the delicate Berceuse (lullaby) as well as the b minor sonata that year. The former is known for its dreamy, exquisite ambient sound _ and yet it still numbers amongst Chopins most fabricated works. It was originally intended to have the somewhat sober title VariantesŒî: a sketch shows how Chopin conceived these VariantesŒî. The genesis and source situation are explored in our revised edition that reflects the latest scholarly findings. A classic with a new look in the Henle catalogue!