Piano Sonata No. 2 In B-flat Minor
Piano Sonata No. 2 In B-flat Minor (Op. 35) was composed by Frédéric Chopin. Most of the work was composed in 1839, but the third movement, the funeral march, had been composed as early as 1837. It is considered one of Chopin's most difficult and technically demanding works to interpret on the piano.
The sonata comprises four movements:
- Grave - Doppio movimento
- Marche funèbre: Lento
- Finale: Presto
The first movement features a stormy opening theme and a gently lyrical second theme. The second movement is a virtuoso scherzo with a more relaxed melodic central section. The third movement begins and ends with the celebrated funeral march in B flat minor which gives the sonata its nickname, but has a calm interlude in D flat major. The finale contains a whirlwind of unremitting parallel octaves, with unvarying tempo and dynamics, and not a single rest or chord until the final bars.
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Stuntman (A26)
- 1.2 Survival Island (A26)
- 1.3 Mr. Dig (A8)
- 1.4 Wild Gunman (NES)
- 1.5 King's Quest: Quest of the Crown (DOS)
- 1.6 King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
- 1.7 Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64)
- 1.8 Mahjong Taikai (NES)
- 1.9 Arctic Adventure: Penguin & Seal (NES)
- 1.10 The Chessmaster (NES)
- 1.11 Battle Chess (NES)
- 1.12 Days of Thunder (NES)
- 1.13 Prehistorik (DOS)
- 1.14 The Town With No Name (CDTV)
- 1.15 WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (NES)
- 1.16 WWF: King of the Ring (NES)
- 1.17 Theme Park (DOS)
- 1.18 Theme Park (SNES)
- 1.19 Pole Chudes (NES)
- 1.20 The Curse of Monkey Island (W32)
- 1.21 Titenic (NES)
- 2 Links
The tune is output to TIA when you die.
Survival Island (A26)
The song plays to TIA everytime you die in the game.
Mr. Dig (A8)
Wild Gunman (NES)
King's Quest: Quest of the Crown (DOS)
An excerpt from the well-known Funeral March movement is played when you cause Sir Graham to suffer a grizzly fate. The song is Sound.002 in the game's data files.
Both versions of the tune have been recorded, the 3 voice version and the PC speaker version.
King's Quest II: Romancing the Throne (DOS)
The same tune is played for the same reason in King's Quest 2. Once again, there are two versions of the song. However, the 3 voice version is slightly lower quality than the version in KQ1. The song is Sound.007 in the game's data files.
Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders (C64)
The "Game Over" theme incorporates an excerpt from the song, after which it segues into the game's main theme.
Mahjong Taikai (NES)
Arctic Adventure: Penguin & Seal (NES)
Plays when the player loses a life.
The Chessmaster (NES)
Battle Chess (NES)
Days of Thunder (NES)
The Town With No Name (CDTV)
WWF WrestleMania: Steel Cage Challenge (NES)
WWF: King of the Ring (NES)
Theme Park (DOS)
Theme Park (SNES)
Pole Chudes (NES)
Plays when the player lands on Bankrupt after spinning the wheel.
The Curse of Monkey Island (W32)
Super Cool Boy 3-in-1 version plays this song at the game over screen. However, the one included in Super New Year Cart 15-in-1 (NES) replaced it with an original composition.
- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piano_Sonata_No._2_%28Chopin%29 - Wikipedia.
- youtube.com/watch?v=OYG-Q-TlC8E - Performed by Vladimir Horowitz.