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Peter Calvache

Chopin, Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35, Solution to Mistaken Exposition

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This is a MIDI recording explaining a correction proposed by Peter Calvache to the placement of the first movement's exposition in Chopin's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 35.
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