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Chopin: Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1 in B-flat Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Nocturnes :
Nocturne, Op. 9 No. 1
Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1  in B-flat Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: B-flat Minor Year: 1833
Level: 8 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (111 kB)
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1077 kB)

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xx chopin nocturne op. 9 no. 1
February 03, 2004, 06:48:48 AM by dj

ok how do you recommend going about this piece if you have small hands? i learned the piece with relatively little difficulty, but i got a friend thats having some problems due to her only being able to reach an octave (and not comfortably at that).....i feel bad for her cuz she really likes the piece but i don't know any advice to give her because i have never had any problems with hand size. if anyone knows any techniques 2 help, she's not really that serious about pursuing a career in music so cheating methods are perfectly acceptable in this instance Smiley thanx

xx Asturias and Nocturne Op 9-1
March 06, 2004, 12:24:30 AM by Gambit

Im learning those pieces. Asturias by Albeniz and Nocturne in Bb minor Op 9-1 by Chopin.

Any tip? Have any of you played them??

Thanks in Advance

xx chopin nocturne Bb minor
August 16, 2004, 06:11:23 PM by greyrune

i was just wondering what grade level the nocturne in Bb minor op9 no1 is.  I know you guys don't always put much weight on grades but i need to know for my entrance to university.  Personally i don't quite see the point either.  I guess they are a usefull measuring stick but it seems hard to classify certain peices.  Anyway if anyone knows that'd be really handy, cheers

xx Problem with Chopin Nocturne Op9 No1
October 22, 2004, 08:30:50 AM by Grzegorz

I'm having some problems with 2 passages in this piece.
The one where there is 22/12 notes and the next on last page (20/12). The first one I split into two fragments (11/6, played as the previous phrase) and when putting them together I clearly hear a short gap between them (there is no legato).
The second passage (20/12) I did not split and learnt it as it is (20 notes in right hand, 12 in left) and it is fluent, without any gaps but I don't play it evenly (the 11th note is not played perfectly with the 7th).
What can you advise me to do? I'm afraid that when I split the second passage on two there'll be once again a short gap... And what can I do to correct the first passage?

Thanks in advance

xx Staccato in Chopin Op9 No.1
November 29, 2004, 08:14:26 AM by bttay

I play Chopin Nocturne Op.9 No.1 with pedal. But there were some staccato appeared in the score:

Why are there staccato if the piece is going to be played with pedal? Is there other meaning for staccato indication other then "detached note"?

Thank you.

exclamation Help - Chopin Op 9-1
March 22, 2005, 08:52:17 PM by presto agitato

I have learned the 90% of this piece, but im having problems with bar num 4.

Need your advice please?


xx Chopin nocturne 9-1
May 11, 2005, 10:06:35 AM by jono

I wonder how I'm supposed to play the big 11:iols and 22:iols (or whatever you would call them). How am I exactly going to play those notes together with the notes in the bass? I mean in order to make they sound correctly. Please tell me!      Have fun everyone! /Jono

xx Op 9 No 1 Chopin
June 05, 2005, 08:01:31 AM by Jorgen

I am teaching myself to play the piano for three years now and I have a problem with Op 9 No 1 by Chopin. I searched the net for pianists performing this song resulting in:


They all play it differently. So my question is: are all three performances good ones?

Secondly I'd like some comments on my own performance, since teaching yourself is hardly impossible.


xx chopin nocturne runs
September 30, 2005, 07:12:16 PM by pizno

Or whatever they are called.  Can someone please, please help me with the last long one on the last page of Opus 9 # 1.  I first tried graphing it out, as I have always done, but was urged to just divide it into 2's and 3's.  But as much as I have tried, I can't get either way to work out right.  It's 20 against 9, I believe.  Shouldn't it work out if it is all 2 against 1, and then one 3 against 2?  Where do you put the 2/3?  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  I am spending far too much time on this.


xx Chopin Nocturne No.1
December 04, 2005, 05:48:34 AM by winterwind_23


This is Chopin's Nocturne No.1 in Bb minor.  This recording isn't perfect, with some note slips.  Anyways, please listen and critique!


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xx Chopin Op 9 No 1
October 10, 2006, 05:41:30 AM by steve jones

Hi all,

I started this piece two days ago, and Im really liking it. Everything seems to be coming together great.

Except for one stumbling block!

Im having serious problems coordinating the two hands in bar 2 and 3. I can play HS no problem, but the clashing rhythms of 11 against 6 is causing me all sorts of issues.

Any suggestions for this? Right now Im just playing the bass note and then continuing  Embarrassed

Thanks for all and any help,


xx two chopin etudes and a nocturne
October 26, 2006, 01:31:40 AM by le_poete_mourant

Here's a couple cuts from a live session last month.  Ingle Auditorium.  Baldwin Concert Grand.  My modest attempt at these wonderful pieces of music: Etude Op. 10 No. 4 and Op. 25 No. 6; Nocturne Op. 9 No. 1 in B-flat minor.    Hope you like. 

xx learning chopin nocturne op9 no1
January 27, 2007, 06:34:24 PM by ant2006

Hi all,
Started to learn this piece a few weeks ago, im learning it a section at a time HS then HT.
I can play the fist section pretty well up to the point where u have to play 11 notes RH and the 6 LH then 22 RH 12LH, i realise that the LH just plays at relatively the same speed but im struggling to do that whilst playing the RH.
Basically i need to sort my head out on how to play both hands together on this section as one hand tends to follow the speed of the other.
Does anyone know of any good ways to practice this? either through pieces or excercises.

xx chopin nocturne op 9 #1
February 13, 2007, 04:17:39 AM by pianistimo

this is something i've been working on - but it's still kinda slow, too. 

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