Chopin's Piano Sonata in B Flat Minor Opus 35 - Introduction



will be presented, with a view to plotting a receptive trend line, as it were. An attempt at finding historical circumstances that may or may not have influenced Chopin's approach to the sonata will then be followed by various analyses. Owing to the bewildered response, even in recent writings, of many musicians to the Finale, an attempt at disentangling this elusive movement, viewed by Schumann as a mockery, will be the subject of the final chapter.






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