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Topic: Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth No.20  (Read 1963 times)

Offline zeljkom

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Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth No.20
on: November 12, 2015, 01:13:28 AM
Ok, so I am in the process of learning this piece and am extremely happy with how it's turning out; the only part I have yet to 'learn' (so I can really start polishing the piece) is this cadenza part in measure 59 (similar, yet somewhat easier scale-like passages are in measures 59, 60 and 61). I am not 100% sure how I should approach this - I don't think I'm supposed to mathematically divide those 35 notes and match them against 4 notes in the right hand - that sounds way too robotic and awful to me. Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions as to how this cadenza should be practiced?

P.S. excuse my poor English :(

Offline distantfieldrelative

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Re: Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth No.20
Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 04:53:34 AM
I would advise you to divide the cadenza into four roughly equal parts. (They don't have to be exact; just eyeball it). At the beginning of each of those four parts play one of the notes on the left hand. Keep in mind that the left hand should not loose it's sense of rhythm.
Sometimes I can only groan and suffer and pour out my despair at the piano.

Offline zeljkom

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Re: Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth No.20
Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 11:21:24 AM
Ok, so I am in the process of learning this piece and am extremely happy with how it's turning out; the only part I have yet to 'learn' (so I can really start polishing the piece) is this cadenza part in measure 59 (similar, yet somewhat easier scale-like passages are in measures 59, 60 and 61). I am not 100% sure how I should approach this - I don't think I'm supposed to mathematically divide those 35 notes and match them against 4 notes in the right hand - that sounds way too robotic and awful to me. Anyway, do you guys have any suggestions as to how this cadenza should be practiced?

P.S. excuse my poor English :(

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Offline zeljkom

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Re: Chopin Nocturne in C sharp minor, Op. Posth No.20
Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 11:21:59 AM
Thank you for your answer :) I will try dividing the cadenza roughly into 4 parts :)
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