This work was composed in 1839 while the composer was on his travels in Majorca. Creating tonal ambiguity is the intention of Chopin’s Scherzo in C sharp minor Scherzo. Several repetitions of the opening motive move downward chromatically without settling on any particular key. Quiet, falling figures alternate with sustained chords as Chopin explores the range of the keyboard throughout.
This work was composed in 1839 while the composer was on his travels in Mallorca and shows some Mediterranean influence.