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Topic: Chopin's Nocturnes  (Read 2165 times)

Offline hoffmanntales

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Chopin's Nocturnes
on: September 18, 2003, 01:54:40 PM
Approaching for the first time Chopin's Nocturnes I wonder which is the easiest to start with...

I'm not such a skilful player so I would like to start with a piece not too hard to play and that allows me to learn the basis of this genre.

So what do you suggest?

Thanks

Offline eddie92099

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Re: Chopin's Nocturnes
Reply #1 on: September 18, 2003, 03:22:34 PM
The Op.post. C sharp minor (as heard in "The Pianist") is a fairly typical example. Other easier ones include:

op.15 no.3
op.37 no.1
op.55 no.1
op. post. 72 no.1
op. post. C minor

Hope this helps  :D
Ed

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Re: Chopin's Nocturnes
Reply #2 on: September 19, 2003, 04:03:48 AM
I would suggest Op. 9 no. 2. It is very famous, but rewarding too. I think it's a very manageable one. The problem with the Op. post in C# minor, is that it is very difficult to make the contrasts and balance that is neccesary, although "note-wise" again a less-complex one.

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Offline la_carrenio2003

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Re: Chopin's Nocturnes
Reply #3 on: September 25, 2003, 08:51:15 AM
The nocturne I make my students always begin with is the op. 72 no. 1, e minor -oeuvre posthume-
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Re: Chopin's Nocturnes
Reply #4 on: September 25, 2003, 04:27:33 PM
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The nocturne I make my students always begin with is the op. 72 no. 1, e minor -oeuvre posthume-


That is the one I started with,
Ed

Offline ASBpiano

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Re: Chopin's Nocturnes
Reply #5 on: September 28, 2003, 07:01:15 PM
I'd also suggest Op. 9 no. 2, its the one i started with.

I'm currently learning Op. 55 no. 1, the first few pages following the theme are fairly simple, i'm just starting the more challenging last couple pages.  

Both are beautiful nocturnes!  :)
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