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Topic: Nocturne op.9-2  (Read 1051 times)

Offline sparkman123

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Nocturne op.9-2
on: September 28, 2022, 02:04:17 PM
Hi everyone, I am new here so I didn't know whether to post it on the Repertoire or Performance sub-forum. In Nocturne op.9-2 by Chopin, the left hand has a similar pattern in groups of 3 quavers, with the first being staccato and the final two being legato. In my book, it says simile in the bar afterwards. I assume it meant do the same for the L.H section for the whole piece. However, there are places in the sheet music where in bar 22, it shows the same phrasing but in the second half of bar 22, the phrasing isn't written. Does that mean I should still play with the phrasing for does where the phrasing isn't explicitly written (except of course for the simile section). Any help would be much appreciated!  ;D
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Offline robertus

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Re: Nocturne op.9-2
Reply #1 on: September 30, 2022, 03:30:23 AM
'Simile' means 'in a similar way'- but take it only in a general sense (i.e. unless there's anything to the contrary). Also, these staccato signs need not be taken too literally- they are almost more like tenuto signs. Just follow your own musical sense with this type of thing. 

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Re: Nocturne op.9-2
Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 06:20:15 AM
Thanks! That makes sense.
 

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