[Cortot, Alfred. (1877–1962)] Chopin, Frédéric. (1810–1849)
Sonate pour le Piano [...] op. 35 - From the Collection of Alfred Cortot
Paris / Leipsig: Chez E. Troupenas / Breitkopf & Haertel [Brandus & Cie]. [1850-60]. First Edition, fifth issue.
Sonate pour le Piano, composée par Fred. Chopin. From the collection of Alfred Cortot, with his green stamp to the lower right of the title. 19 pp. [PN] T 891. Wrapper detached but present, with heavy wear and the lower half of the front wrapper perished. Internal pages with some foxing and toning. Overall good. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35.5 cm). Grabowski & Rink 35-1c-TR.
Composed in 1839, Chopin's Piano Sonata no. 2, op. 35, is considered to be one of the greatest piano sonatas of the literature. The third movement of the sonata is Chopin's famous funeral march (French: Marche funèbre) which was composed at least two years before the remainder of the work and has remained, by itself, one of Chopin’s most popular compositions. Cortot, particularly known for his interpretations of Chopin, made a highly-regarded recording of the Sonata no. 2.