Scherzo No. 2, in B-flat Minor, Op. 31 - Frédéric Chopin
Another step in music towards a more powerful, less restrained emotional expression in music is the Romantic Era. This arose thanks to a push of art movements away from the concrete, into the more instinctual, visceral, and abstract, as well as revolutionary engineering innovations that greatly expanded the sonic capabilities of the piano. Chopin took advantage of the increased power in the piano, without losing any touch with beauty, delicacy, and imagination, particularly in his Scherzos and Ballades. This powerhouse Scherzo takes adventurous twists and turns, igniting explosions of harmony, followed by singing streams of heartfelt poetry, and celebrations of glorious victory. The middle section is tender, and then morphs into something strangely sinister and exciting, before making a return to the first explosive themes.
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