Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne 5
in F-sharp Major, Op. 15 No. 2

The 5th Nocturne features a beautifully decorated melody and a darkly contrasting middle section.

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Nocturne 5
Op. 15 No. 2

Key: F-sharp Major
Year: 1834
Level: 7
Period: Early Romantic
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Flowery F sharp

The second Nocturne of the Op. 15 set, in F sharp major, is a masterful composition from a young composer who has found his voice and is putting it on full display. Like the previous Nocturne, it features calmer outer sections surrounding a stormy outburst. This time around, however, the form is more varied, following an A-A'-B-C-A''-Coda scheme. The A sections feature the meditative main theme of the nocturne, varied and decorated with Chopin's beloved fioritura figurations with each repeat, while the B section offers a wistful transition into the utter despair of the C section. A dreamy codetta ends the piece in a state of gentle bliss, seemingly at peace with the drama which preceded it.


The three Nocturnes Op. 15 were written between 1830 and 1833 and published in 1834, when Chopin was in his early twenties. They demonstrate the young composer, already masterful at his craft, making the Nocturne genre more fully his own compared to the earlier, John Field-inspired Nocturnes of Op. 9.

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Frédéric Chopin, who was one of the prominent composers active in the Early Romantic era, wrote this piece titled "Nocturne"Op. 15 No. 2 in F-sharp Major from Nocturnes. The composition is categorized as "Piece" in the sheet music library and the level of difficulty in the piano music database is 7.