Chopin's Piano Sonata in B Flat Minor Opus 35 - Further analyses - Walker and others



illustrated in Example 25. Walker adds that although the extreme contrast of character of the two subjects could hardly be greater, the second sounds inevitable because of this strong thematic link.[159]


Example 24: Derivation of the first subject[160]


Derivation of second subject


Example 25: The use of motif x (Example 24) in the second subject[161]


The use of motif x in second subject


Not mentioned in the previous chapter is yet another connection between the first subject and the final bars of the exposition.[162] Example 26(b) shows the melodic outline of bar 99 near the end of the exposition; when inverted, it is an exact replica of the first four notes of the first subject:


[159] ibid., p. 240.

[160] ibid., p. 240.

[161] ibid., p. 241.

[162] ibid., p. 241.


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