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Chopin: Nocturne Op. posth. in C-sharp Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Nocturnes :
Nocturne, Op. posth.
Nocturne Op. posth.  in C-sharp Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: C-sharp Minor Year: 1830
Level: 8 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (73 kB)

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xx Re: Need classical piano music suggestions for exam please
February 29, 2016, 04:06:52 PM by ziggy50

Actually I only have to learn two. Thanks for the replies everyone Smiley I was thinking of Chopin nocturne in C sharp minor and Chopin nocturne in é flat major. Is two Chopin pieces too much do you think?

xx Nocturne in C-sharp minor
June 29, 2011, 01:07:55 PM by jasonpiano

Any comment is welcome.

xx Chopin Nocturne no.20
May 06, 2011, 06:25:30 PM by klik11

Do I need to play the second A in the seventh bar?
Some play it and others don't...

xx Frederic Chopin - Nocturne #20 Opus Posth.
March 01, 2011, 07:09:37 PM by stefanelya

Hello, I'd like to post this nocturne in my interpretation. Any suggestions are very much appreciated, it'll help me improve my playing. Thanks for listening.

xx Chopin Nocturne No. 20 C# Minor
January 09, 2011, 09:56:21 PM by monkeydudexd

I started this Nocturne about five days ago. I have a student recital at my school, and I decided to choose this technically easy Nocturne to balance it out at pretty fast and heavy program. I recorded this today so please tell me what you think what I can do better. Criticism is your friend here Smiley

Recorded on my Samson Zoom H1 Recorder.

(Btw, I know that the triplet section in the left hand needs work)

xx VIDEO: Yet another rendition of the C# minor Nocturne by Chopin
December 27, 2010, 01:02:29 PM by gligeti

 With so many performances here, let me post my humble interpretation.. It is not nice of me to have an edited video, but I had only limited time and so took the best of two takes...

 as with previous posts, the sound quality is far from perfect.

xx Chopin Nocturne No. 20 in C# Minor, from my new CD album "Classical Soul"
December 26, 2010, 03:23:13 AM by matterintospirit


xx Which level are this pieces?
November 24, 2010, 07:35:03 AM by musicioso

Hallo dear forum members,

Can someone tell me which level the following pieces are?

1 chopin etude op.25 no.12
2 Moonlight sonata 1st movement
3 chopin nocturne in c# minor
4 chopin fantasie impromptu
5 chopin prelude op.28 no.24
6 revolutionary etude (chopin)

And i also would like to know what is the highest level and some pieces that are of the highest level.

I hope you guys can help me with this..


xx Chopin - Nocturne cis minor/ moll
November 03, 2010, 05:06:46 PM by agentdark713

I've recorded a version of Chopin's cis minor Nocturne.
Enjoy listening!

xx Chopin, Nocturne in C-sharp minor. How to play and NOT play the Intro
October 29, 2010, 12:59:00 AM by anafressari


question Chopin - Fingering Nocturne in C # minor Op. Posthumous - Big Scale
October 10, 2010, 08:23:05 PM by presto agitato

Hello friends.

How to master the big 35 notes scale at the end of the piece?

What fingering do you use?


thumbup Nocturne in C sharp minor
June 27, 2010, 02:11:48 AM by fangpiano

Hi everyone, check out my playing:

Any comments would be appreciated.



xx Global Collaboration ! - Chopin's 200th Anniversary - Nocturne in C-sharp minor
March 02, 2010, 03:03:07 AM by emill

I hope I will not offend anyone by posting this here.  The video is about the collaborative effort of 10 young pianists of different nationalities and cultures and was precisely timed to be released March 1, 2010 to give honor to the great master composer, Frederick Chopin.  All these young pianists have distinguished themselves very well in their own countries and some internationally. You may also check them here:     http://ya4haiti.org/?page_id=6

I hope you will enjoy the piece as performed by these young pianists who were brought together by the INTERNET for a common cause....  I also wish that this may inspire or motivate the many excellent pianists that abound here to have an internet "concert" .... a duet ... a 4 hands ....  the possibilities of a pianostreet collaboration is exciting.

xx Chopin Nocturne No.20 in C Sharp Minor - Enzo
February 15, 2010, 06:43:23 PM by emill

One of Chopin's well loved Nocturne and often played in student recitals.
Despite its being relatively "simple" the challenge lies in its demand for the
"correct" expression.  This is work in progress and I wish some would pitch in
their ideas and comments on how or what should be done to improve the playing.
So many thanks...

played on a 50 year old Yamaha G3 grand ... recorded into a Toshiba laptop using a
Samson C01U USB Microphone. Music sheet - Copyright 1945 by G. Schirmer.. Inc,
(ASCAP) New York. NY (Frederic Chopin) (1830)

xx Chopin Nocturne
January 14, 2010, 10:52:54 AM by jono1


I'm learning the Chopin Nocturne in c sharp minor.   In the Urtext edition there are two versions 20a & 20b. Can anyone tell me why this is.  Also the timing on the second page of the 20b version goes into 3/4 treble which is different from the bass.  Any thoughts as to how best to play this.  Thanks...

xx Chopin Nocturne C Sharp minor
October 31, 2009, 11:43:52 PM by can

I'm looking forward to your comments. I hope you like it.

Today (Jan 3 2010) I played it again. Its video:

xx Nocturne in C sharp Op. Posth.Chromatic Scale Help.
September 15, 2009, 05:23:11 PM by xpjamiexd

Okay so I just need some help on timing the two rhythms of bar 53 of this Chopin Nocturne. I'm fine with the chromatic scale but im not sure on how I should time the left hand quavers.

xx Progression after Nocturne No. 20 Op. Posth
July 13, 2009, 02:27:15 PM by xpjamiexd

Okay so i'm just about finished with Nocturne in C sharp minor by Chopin and I was wondering what a good choice of piece would be after this (again a Chopin). One that will challenge me more than the Nocturne but not so hard that I can't play it obviously. I was thinking maybe a Scherzo? Can anyone help me out?

xx Chopin Nocturne C-sharp Minor
March 17, 2009, 06:55:24 PM by viktor_lacrimarum

Hello, I'm Victor from Puebla, Mexico. I'm new to this forum. I hope we have a good time around here and that I can find some good piano friends n.n

So, I'm working on Chopin's Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor. I've got two different  scores and I'm confused with bar 44. I want to know which one is the correcto one. Here are the differences:

In one version, the triplet in bar 44 shows the folowing notes: D #F #B

In the second version the triplet is shown as follows: D xF #B

So, which one is the correcto one?

Please help.


question Does anyone know what piece is this?
December 17, 2008, 02:47:41 AM by jfrojas

Hello people, this is the first time I make a post so I hope I do it OK.

I apologize for my ignorance but I'm quite new in music.

Last month I found a CD whith piano music in it, it says it is Chopin's music buy I'm not sure and it doesn't have the name of the pieces.

So these are my questions:

Is this Chopin?
What piece is it?
Does anyone has the score?
what level is it?

I attach this beatiful piece, I hope you can help me.



xx Nocturne in C# minor op. posth. - Chopin
September 30, 2008, 03:53:12 AM by aslanov

Hey, i just joined this forum
im 18 years old, and have been playing piano for..about 10 months now. i'm self-taught, and just recently got myself a kawai k3 uprite. This is the first piece i learned about 7 months ago. the recording is not my best, but ill make a better one once i brush up on the notes and dynamics, because i havent played in a while.


please comment, criticize, and help me improve, oh and rate and comment on the youtube page too. thanks.

xx Chopin - Nocturne Op. Post: Lento con gran expressione in C# minor
August 22, 2008, 11:11:01 PM by chopinthemaestro


I am new to this forum but I hope to learn a lot from all of the contributors on here.

I have started to really appreciate Chopin's music and in particular, I adore this piece which is sublime music!!

The recording that I have of this piece is played by Daniel Barenboim and it is his interpretation that I know very well as I have listened to it many times.

Anyway, recently I started listening to others' interpretations on you-tube as I wanted to see the variations in phrasing etc of this delightful piece.

What I came across, was quite astonishing!!  It seems that up to 50% of the people on there play a different note to Barenboim. I do not know which exact bar this occurs because I do not have the music for this piece but in fact after the intro. part which is repeated, it is in the next section when the music moves from C# minor chord to C# major before moving to well, there in is the discrepancy.......Barenboim plays in the left hand F# as the lower note of the notes played whereas some others seem to play D# as being the lower note which I have to say seems very odd to me  Shocked Shocked  but then again I am used to hearing Barenboim's interpretation with the F# rather than the D# so I guess it is difficult for me to be objective about it.  Roll Eyes

Does anyone know how this discrepancy has arisen?? Does anyone know what Chopin actually wanted in his original score of the piece or was the fact that is was published posthumously a factor which has resulted in this discrepancy?

I don't know how but I think it would great to have a poll on this point to see if there is a majority of people that favour one note over the other?

I am not sure how this is done but perhaps someone could help me set up a voting system as I am curious to know whether I am the only person to whom D# sounds incorrect and F# sounds that it belongs in the piece.

I would be interested to hear others' opinions on this point!

Best Regards   Smiley Wink Cheesy

xx Chopin Nocturne in C# minor help
June 09, 2008, 08:37:05 AM by xpjamiexd

Okay so I've decided to learn Chopin's Nocturne in C# minor but I was wondering if there's any particular technique I could practice that will make playing easier.

smiley VIDEO: Chopin Nocturne in C# minor
May 16, 2008, 09:34:06 PM by totallyclassics

I decided to post the piece that didn't go so well because there are some good parts.....
This is the last piece I performed out of 4 in the recital......I lost focus, and there were many errors......but all in all......I guess it wasn't quite as bad as I was thinking.....

I appreciate your comments....



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