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Topic: question about Chopin's nocturnes ?  (Read 1644 times)

Offline RH200300

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question about Chopin's nocturnes ?
on: October 29, 2004, 05:09:21 PM
Once I read this comment about Chopin,   quote   “you could hear many different feelings in just one of Chopin’s piece,
 Chopin’s composition were very visual pieces. You could hear how he hoped to fall in love as a younger man, then later   In live the way he reacted to the struggle in Poland in evident in some of his Nocturnes. “   Chopin’s nocturne could be
 The epitome of the romantic piano music ?  or the sympathy of mankind  ? 
 any Nocturnes  could imply to those comments ?   or give your own opinion ? 

Offline BoliverAllmon

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Re: question about Chopin's nocturnes ?
Reply #1 on: October 29, 2004, 05:20:16 PM
i would look at nocturnes as a whole. Look how he progressed and what he did differently in each one. Once, you find that out, attempt to speculate why he did that.
it will give so much more meaning to the pieces.

take for instance. I worked beethoven's sonata 2/1 previously. Well, I was dragging along and having to relearn it for auditions. The thing that changed my whole outlook on beethoven is I was listening to a man give a lesson on this sonata. He was talking about the way that Beethoven was rebeling in this sonata even from the first note. After he was done the piece was alive again and I now play it completely different than before.


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