Piano Sonata No. 2 (Chopin)

piano sonata written by Chopin and published in 1840

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.

Chopin, 1835



The sonata comprises four movements:

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

Further reading

  • Rosen, Charles (1995). The Romantic Generation. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

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