The term Berceuse is a French term meaning "cradle song" or lullaby. Specifically, this is a song sung (or performed) to soothe a child to sleep. The instrumental lullaby (most often for piano) is based on Frederick Chopin's Berceuse opus 57 and is characterized by a rhythmic ostinato that suggests a gentle and steady rocking feel. Many composers have written in this genre including Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Edvard Grieg, Claude Debussy along with many others.
Also [Eng.] lullaby; [Eng.] cradle song; [Fr.] berceuse (f); [Ger.] Wiegenlied (n); [It.] ninna nanna (f).