Serene and expressive, the B major Nocturne of Op. 32 effortlessly traverses between peace and melancholy. Arriving again and again at a cadential section marked stretto followed by a rest with a fermata, the piece repeatedly seems on the verge of blossoming into something grander, only to stop in its tracks and return to its previous character. In one of Chopin's most original endings to any of his Nocturnes, the coda comes as a rude awakening, introducing a severe recitativo interjected by heavy chords, ending the piece on what might be called the opposite of a Picardy third - in b minor instead of the home key of B major. In one fell swoop, it is as if Chopin changes the meaning of all the previous stanzas, ending what began as a sunny dream with a shudder.
The Nocturnes of Op. 32 were written and published in 1837. Less technically demanding than many of the other Nocturnes, they have much to offer to the late intermediate student.
Early Romantic piano sheet music by Frédéric Chopin to download and print instantly: Nocturne Op. 32 No. 1 in the key of . Level 8, compositional type: Piece (published in 1837) Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32 No. 1 by the composer Frédéric Chopin who lived from 1810 to 1849. The piece was published in 1837 and is included in Chopin's Nocturnes.