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Topic: Nocturne op.9-2  (Read 991 times)

Offline sparkman123

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Nocturne op.9-2
on: September 28, 2022, 02:06:05 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 anacrusis

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Re: Nocturne op.9-2
Reply #1 on: September 29, 2022, 08:51:07 PM
I don't know the bar numbers of each bar in the example you posted, but my understanding is that he assumes that you understand that you should break the regular pattern of articulation in the left hand (presumably so that it matches the right hand) during the poco rall in the first bar in your picture, and then writes out the articulation again to remind you to continue doing it once the "normal" accompaniment pattern resumes in the next bar.

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Re: Nocturne op.9-2
Reply #2 on: October 01, 2022, 06:19:36 AM
Yeah that makes sense. Thanks.
 

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