Piano Sonata No. 2 (Chopin)

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Chopin, 1835

Frédéric Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 35, popularly known as The Funeral March, was completed in 1839 at Nohant, near Châteauroux in France. However, the third movement, whence comes the sonata's common nickname, had been composed as early as 1837.

Movements[change | change source]

The sonata comprises four movements:

  1. Grave – Doppio movimento
  2. Scherzo
  3. Marche funèbre: Lento
  4. Finale: Presto

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Rosen, Charles (1995). The Romantic Generation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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