Frederick Chopin was a master of piano miniatures. We all know that. And his preludes was a fertile soil for all kinds of acrobatics regarding harmony and musical form. In this article, we will talk about his Prelude in C minor op. 28 no. 20; its form, its harmony and its overall musical expression.
Today, I will talk about musical form. It won’t be any form, but sonata form. Also, it will be quite interesting one. I guess that many of you have heard Mozart’s Piano Sonata No. 16 K 545. It is sometimes called Facile sonata, mainly because of its easiness in terms of technical requirements needed for its playing. However, as much as easy it is to play, the first movement of this sonata has some remarkable formal procedures in it.