Fluctuating between sorrow and anger, the opening of this piece soon gives way to the lighter and more accepting tones of its wistful middle. It's mourning, however, is ever-present. The final third is perhaps the saddest of all: drenched in emotion, dripping with tears, it is the sound of irrevocable tragedy and loss, with the slightest hint of hope quashed by an emphatic finale.
- It is, after all, a funeral march -
Frédéric Chopin - Opus 72 No.2 in Cm (Marche funèbre)