Frédéric Chopin composed his Cantabile in B flat major in 1834, though the work was never ever released throughout his lifetime. As it doesn’t have an opus number, it is usually described by its Brown catalogue number, B. 84. Like a number of his lower works, it was published posthumously (in 1931), contrary to his dream that his unpublished manuscripts be burned.
The sign of the Cantabile in B flat major bears the date ‘Paris, 1834’. This fourteen-bar album leaf could have discovered a location amongst the twenty-four ephemeral lyrics that comprise the cycle of Starts, Op. 28, yet the Cantabile in B flat major that was eventually placed there (as No. 21) is a much weightier work. This Cantabile is stylish, tuneful and airy, but little more besides.
Free Classical Piano Music Sheet Download Cantabile in B-flat major B.84
|Opus/Catalogue Number:||BI 84 ; B.84|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 15|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1834|