The second nocturne of the work is regarded as chopins most famous piece. Print and download in pdf or midi trois nocturnes f. Print and download in pdf or midi nocturne in e minor. This detailed lesson goes over where to place the accents, analyzes the dynamics and legato. Chopin was, according to his students, impossible to please. Lento in c minor robin scheidegger contrasts, book 2. Chords, melody, and music theory analysis of nocturne c minor op 48 no 1 by frederic chopin. Mournful, stately, and beautiful in just over six minutes of breathtaking music, chopin explores the emotional ranges of the piano. They are the only two nocturnes in opus 48 and are dedicated to mlle. Notes the principal editor of the nocturnes was woldemar bargiel. Later, it moves to doppio movimento agitato at measure 49 and features fortissimo octave passages and double octave arpeggi. One of the major works of the composer, the nocturne op. They are dedicated to one of chopins favorite pupils, laure duperre.
The opening of the c minor nocturne immediately announces something out of the ordinary, with its pendulumlike bass and its melody which, punctuated by rests, is strongly rhetorical. Heyer in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the master ofarts degree in the school of music and dance. Nocturne in c minor, op 48 no 1 chopin from cdd220. I think, would be a good idea to hear diferent performances in recordings, and i suggest that you listen to guiomar novaes recording of this piece, she is an outstanding brazilian pianist. Learn how to play piano freely and expressively, like a true professional. An analysis ofthe chorales in three chopin nocturnes. I only listened to the first and last links you posted, and i like the last link.
Transpose, print or convert pdf and learn to play piano solo score in minutes. One of a series of four volumes of violin arrangements. I have heard many people saying chopins nocturne op 48 no 1 in c minor is a very hard piece, but is it really that hard. Op32 1, op322, op37 1, op372, op48 1, op482, op55 1, op552, op62 1. One of two pieces in chopins opus 48 collection, the nocturne in c minor, no. You will learn how to practice and study chopins nocturne opus 48 number 1. I heard a recording of this nocturne for the first time a few weeks ago on a soundtrack of a film clip that was about lost love. The octave part sounds hard but i dont think it is as hard as it sounds, and the doppio movimento is supposed to be extremely hard, but doesnt sound that hard in my opinion. Chopin was, according to his students, impossible to please when playing the opening phrase. If you are looking to improve your classical piano technique then this how to video is the place to start. This nocturne should be played in the style of a bel canto opera piece, with the main melody line played as the singer.
It was played at the slower tempo and it was perfect for that mood. This is because the pdf version provided above is a slightly simplified version that contains some modifications from the original chopin manuscript. I have heard many people saying chopin s nocturne op 48 no 1 in c minor is a very hard piece, but is it really that hard. Chopin later sold the for the nocturnes for 2,000 francs along with several other pieces.
It was the last of chopins nocturnes to be published, and was done so posthumously in 1860. One of two pieces in chopin s opus 48 collection, the nocturne in c minor, no. The principal subject of the piece is an expression of the deepest grief it is of melodies such as this that opponents of the composer have often used the term sickly, particularly when such. It is famous for its striking simplicity and folklike melody.
Op9 1, op92, op93, op15 1, op152, op153, op27 1, op272. One of chopins most priceless performance remarks is at the beginning of this nocturne sotto voce. Already in the first four bars he wanted to hear a question and an. In general, the scheme of the music is ternary form and follows aba the piece becomes poco piu lento at measure 25 and enters its middle section, which is a chorale in c major. You will learn how to practice and study chopin s nocturne opus 48 number 1. Both nocturnes in this opus are dedicated to countess dappony.674 1394 1282 813 1070 1169 1522 519 388 647 191 1135 1325 965 1506 1002 1219 278 1270 921 60 1198 1416 1139 778 260 122 405 1206 1231 235 159 434 503 735 724 609