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Chopin: Nocturne (opus posth) Op. 72 No. 1 in E Minor

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Frédéric Chopin - Nocturnes :
Nocturne (opus posth), Op. 72 No. 1
Nocturne (opus posth) Op. 72 No. 1  in E Minor by Chopin piano sheet music
Key: E Minor Year: 1837
Level: 7 Period: Early Romantic
piano sheet music Piano score: PS Urtext (564 kB)

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xx Help/Advice with Chopin Nocturne in E Minor 0p72,No1???
May 21, 2011, 04:13:26 PM by sophiehill123456789

I'm rather new on this forum(Its a Miracle I came across it Smiley )

Currently, Im having a go at Chopins Nocturne in E minor op 72, No1. Now, I only play at around grade 6 level so its a bit of a jump in terms of difficulty but I just love this piece SO much Im gonna learn it anyway. Cheesy
I've learnt half of the first page but its the left hand from bars 14-30 that Im having some trouble with remembering and im not sure which fingering to use. I can play all of the right hand though. Could anyone advise me on how exactly to tackle such a personally difficult piece?? It would be much appreciated. Smiley

Many Thanks, Sophie  Grin

question Chopin Nocturne in E minor
November 10, 2010, 04:32:57 AM by sarahkw

Hello all,

I've been playing this piece for about a month now. I have heard many different recordings of people playing it, each with their own rendition. I guess this is my interpretation of the piece but I am looking for ideas and comments on my phrasing, dynamics, and tempo.

Comments, questions, and criticism; any type of response is greatly appreciated as I will be performing this in about a month.

After considering your advice I will post another recording to listen for improvement   Smiley



xx Chopin Nocturne op 72 no 1
September 09, 2010, 03:07:47 AM by redragon

I'm learning this piece....... and I stumbled across something that i noticed i could use help with.
There are sixteenth notes and triplets going on at the same time and i was wondering how they aligned. can the triplets be interwoven with the sixteenth notes, where the sixteenthn notes come in on and inbetween the triplets, or should they be seperate...as two completely different rhythms?

xx Chopin Nocturne in e minor
November 26, 2008, 05:48:00 PM by 8426

I'm studying chopin's nocturne in e minor. In the second part there are some plyrythms...4-3 ,then 8-3 ,then 10-3 ,then 11-3. Apart from HS practice how should it be practiced? Before the 11-3 sequence there is a trill...how to execute?

grin Chopin Nocturne in E minor Op 72 (video) Stage Recital
May 14, 2008, 08:20:15 AM by totallyclassics

This is by far one of my favorite pieces......I have been playing it off and on for the last 2 years of my 4 years in piano!   It is very special to me for many reasons, and Chopin is one of my favorite composers!  I LOVE the romantic period.....

Please critique openly and honestly.......I will start by saying this is only my 3rd recital, and that this is the first recital I decided to perform 4 pieces in......a mistake!  I am not mature enough in my musical focus for my level of playing to successfully pull of a 4 piece recital!!   However, having said this, I am not disappointed that I tried it, just disappointed that it didn't work out as planned!!     My pieces, especially this one came out a bit rushed, and the breaths between phrases were at best,..... weak..... I learned that unplanned things happen when we get on stage!   The natural subtleties that I  so easily emote and that occur in the safety of my living room, didn't occur on stage!  My goal is to get the two closer together!! 


I hope you enjoy, please feel free to comment.... Grin


xx Any advice on playing Nocturne in E minor?
December 18, 2007, 01:58:19 AM by ishy14

I'm learning a new piece, Nocturne in E minor-Chopin. My teacher said she cant help me much on some parts any advice on learning it?

xx Nocturne 72/1 in E Minor Chopin
April 13, 2006, 11:14:38 PM by justliam

Again on a turn keyboard lol, but what can ya do, so bear in mind again pedalling is bound to be poor.  But comments very much welcome.

xx Chopin Nocturne 72/1 (on another website)
December 27, 2005, 08:10:48 PM by violinist

Hello folks,

I've been busy busy busy... my piano been gather dust Sad

But I wanted to record something and let you guys know I'm still alive, and I miss this making a ruckus on this forum.

I put my sound files on myspace.  I just recorded a run-thru session I do whenever I get a chance after work.  I just popped in the recorder and recorded my debussy arabesque #1 and then followed by my Chopin Nocturne 72/1... I played them cold - without much warmup or thought.   I plan to hopefully record the Chopin again and when it's worthy of piano forum, I'll post it here.   right now, I'll keep it on "myspace." till the next recording.  In the mean time, please give me comments/criticisms on how to make the Chopin Nocturne 72/1 better for my next recording!  My own criticisms:

1. heavy on the left hand... (I blame my piano!! half joking)
2. rushing on the exciting 3rd page.

Sorry you have to listen thru the arabesque to get to the chopin.. I didn't know how to split the file up into two and it was just one recording session.

oh and the website is:

http://www.myspace.com/vinli  (personal website with pictures)


http://www.myspace.com/violcano   (this one has some violin stuff on it... my college days)

please feel free to send me some e-mail, write some comments here, or send me messages thru myspace.

Happy holidays!

You guys are my inspiration.  THANK YOU!

xx Nocturne in Em Op. 72, No. 1 (posthumous)
October 21, 2005, 11:57:36 PM by gaer

I've taught this at least three times, so I thought it was about time to see what I could do with it myself.

Strangely, although I had worked out all the tough technical parts, the problems were all musical. I think I solved some of them. I hope so. Smiley


xx Learn Chopin Nocturne Op.72 #1 with Me!
October 14, 2005, 07:17:59 PM by violinist

I just printed out the music.  Here's the .pdf file:


Maybe we could learn it together and post about how we're doing and maybe even record it and put our progress up on the audition room.

Anyone up for this?

My background.

New at piano.  But I don't think I'm bad.  No piano teacher currently.  I have studied piano from age 5 to age about 9 (I think..  I can't remember that far back, but I hated it back then.. now it's different)  But have lots of talent for Violin and have been playing violin for decades.  I'm in my 30's - sort of an adult learner but had a few years of lessons at a young age which helps.   I work as a general and trauma surgeon during the day and night.

Join me or relearn this piece and let's talk about it.  Tell me also a little about yourself.

Let me know what you think of this idea.

- Calvin

xx Chopin Nocturne op 72 no. 1
November 12, 2004, 03:50:56 AM by guitarwolf

I have a question about the big trill in this piece. 3rd page 8th bar. I know the first part of the trill is with the 1st and 3rd finger. My question is when you switch over to the latter part of the trill what fingers do you use? I land in the position that would leave me using my 3rd and 4th fingers to trill but I cant trill nearly as fast with those like my 2nd and 3rd. Can any of you trill that fast with your 3rd and 4th? I do a quick switch currently and use my 2nd and 3rd after landing on my 4th finger. It goes 2 1 3 4 then my 2nd comes down for the trill. Is that what your supposed to do or do I need ALOT of trill practice with my other finger?

xx what are your thoughts on Chopin Nocturne in E m, Op.72 Nº.1
October 26, 2004, 12:13:50 AM by RH200300

  what are your thoughts on Chopin Nocturne in E m, Op.72 Nº.1

xx Chopin Nocturnes op 72 No. 1
September 07, 2004, 09:59:45 PM by rh2003001

Chopin Nocturnes op 72 No. 1
I'd like to know what impressions this piece had left inside each of you.
a sad one ?  anything insight of  this piece   ?

could someone tell me a good website of F. Chopin
which could provide some info of his work ?

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