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Sounds Familiar: Chopin's 'Funeral March'

KUOW Swing Years Host Amanda Wilde digs into the history behind the songs that sound familiar. This time out, we explore Chopin's “Funeral March.” Since it first appeared in the early 19th century, the famous tune has found its way into movies, cartoons, and funk and hip–hop music.  Amanda Wilde traces the lineage of Chopin's “Funeral March” with KUOW's Dave Beck. 

'Funeral March' from Piano Sonata Opus 35, Number 2, by Chopin, played by Arturo Benedetti Michelangli

Warner Brothers Cartoon, 'Tweet and Sour' featuring the Chopin Funeral March

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