Chopin’s Musical Biography

Chopin Opus 35, A Musical Biography Chopin’s Musical Biography & Mastery of Large-Scale Form Chopin composed a Marché in 1837, stark and unadorned in melody but quite powerful. Opus 35 is built around this Marché and is the foundation of the sonata. Two years after the Marché was written as it was originally called, the sonata became published 1839. The outline of the sonata is: I Grave/Doppio Movimento II Scherzo III Marche funèbre IV Finale Beethoven’s Sonata no. 12 op 26 is often thought of as an influence to Chopin’s opus 35. It has a similar construction; the first movement … Continue reading Chopin’s Musical Biography