Influences[ edit ] By the time of Chopin's birth inJohn Field was already an accomplished composer. Eventually, the young Chopin became a great admirer of Field, taking some influence from the Irish composer's playing and composing technique.
Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op. This nocturne has a rhythmic freedom that came to characterise Chopin's later work. The left hand has an unbroken sequence of eighth notes in simple arpeggios throughout the entire piece, while the right hand moves with freedom in patterns of seven, eleven, twenty, and twenty-two notes.
The opening section moves into a contrasting middle section, which flows back to the opening material in a transitional passage where the melody floats above seventeen consecutive bars of D-flat major chords.
The reprise of the first section grows out of this, followed by a Picardy third ending. Nocturne in E-flat major, Op.
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Chopin composed his best-known Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. The A and B sections become increasingly ornamented with each recurrence.
The penultimate bar utilizes considerable rhythmic freedom, indicated by the instruction, senza tempo without tempo. Nocturne in E-flat major opens with a legato melody, mostly played piano, containing graceful upward leaps which becomes increasingly wide as the line unfolds.
This melody is heard again three times during the piece. With each repetition, it is varied by ever more elaborate decorative tones and trills. The nocturne also includes a subordinate melody, which is played with rubato. A sonorous foundation for the melodic line is provided by the widely spaced notes in the accompaniment, connected by the damper pedal.
The opening bars and main theme.
A part of the "C" theme.Oct 14, · The Nocturne (a word which implies music of the “night’) is a Romantic piano genre typified by song-like melodies that are often embellished with each subsequent repetition, and flowing left hand accompaniments.
Maurizio Pollini's decades-long career has been so closely linked with the music of Chopin that it might seem an odd oversight that the pianist has neglected the Nocturnes until plombier-nemours.com did record a handful of these pieces in the s, but this masterful new release of the complete Nocturnes -- arguably the composer's most popular works -- is a long-awaited and fitting companion to Pollini's 5/5(2).
Chopin’s nocturne in C sharp minor and World War II In when Nazi Germany began its bombing and invasion of Warsaw at the start of World War II, the last piece of music to be broadcast on Polish radio was this nocturne in C sharp minor by Chopin, played by . Chopin's D flat Nocturne performed in imitation of an early twentieth-century style, with extended interactive commentary by Dr Charles Tebbs.
of his most sensitive and poetic thoughts. “They have,” wrote James Huneker of Chopin’s nocturnes, “the exotic savour of the heated conservatory, not the fresh scent of the flowers grown in the open by the less poetic John Field .
For Pollini, Chopin has been part of his life since his triumph in the Chopin Competition in Warsaw. And yet his new set of the Nocturnes, ‘complete’ (apart from the posthumous C sharp minor Nocturne) is sadly incomplete.