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Topic: Suitable Chopin Nocturne to accompany Op 62 no 2 ?  (Read 4278 times)

Offline dreamaurora

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Suitable Chopin Nocturne to accompany Op 62 no 2 ?
on: March 29, 2003, 05:43:51 AM

I am taking mi diploma exam this year and I need to learn one more Chopin Nocturne to accompany the op 62 no 2 I have been learning. I need one that can provide a nice contrast to the angst-ridden Op 62 no 2, but not too difficult like op 48 no 1. I am thinking of Op 9 no 1 or op 15 no 2. I am not sure about op 15 no 2, is it rather too complex ?

The other pieces I am playing is:
Prelude and Fugue D Minor Book 1 by Bach
Beethoven Op 10 no 1 Sonata
Bartok Suite op 14
Chopin Nocturne op 62 no 2

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Offline amp

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Re: Suitable Chopin Nocturne to accompany Op 62 no
Reply #1 on: March 30, 2003, 03:55:38 AM
Both of the ones you are thinking of are very pretty. Look at Op. 37, No.2 in G, I have read that people consider this one to be glorious. Also, look at Op. 32 No. 2 in A flat. Both pieces are gentle and expressive. They will contrast well. I think the difficulty level is what you are looking for.

Hope this helps.....good luck. All the nocturnes are gems.

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Re: Suitable Chopin Nocturne to accompany Op 62 no
Reply #2 on: March 30, 2003, 09:52:22 AM
If it was me i won't choose the opus 9.
Those two are very nice but played to often.
op. 15 no. 2 is a good one.
you might like to look at op.27, no2 in d flat
have a look at op.48 no2 too
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