How do I play ‘Piano Man’ on the piano? Views · What are the best interpretations of Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C-sharp minor op. posth.? 6, Views. Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes offer a rich array of depth and emotion for 20 in C sharp minor op. posth a few weeks ago and we have been. We’re delighted to announce a new Annotated Study Edition and Online Academy walk-through of Chopin’s beautiful Nocturne in C-sharp.

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Hi Yusuf, Thanks for your comment and suggestion…. Choose where mionr want to share: As a general rule, as the notes go up, swell a bit to the top; as the notes go down, close up and get a bit softer. Creative Commons Attribution 3. How do you do all of those trills? But to play it beautifully, you would more or less need to have the following skills:. With the help of a teacher of course, they tend to have very good advice.

Long Phrases – avoid putting an accent on the downbeat of every nocturbe, which chops up the phrase.

Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (Chopin) – Wikipedia

Chopin dedicated this work to his older sister, Ludwika Chopin, with the statement: And a performance of the Nocturne No. After a soft, saddening introduction, the main theme starts at bar 5, with the left hand playing broken chords in portamento slurs throughout the section, imparting a haunting and continuous quality to the music.


This is because the PDF version provided above is a slightly simplified version that contains some modifications from the original Chopin manuscript.

Rather like sentences, a melody must have punctuation. First published 26 years after the composer’s death, the piece is usually referred to as Lento con gran espressione, from its tempo marking. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

A few thoughts on Chopin’s Nocturne No. 20 in C Sharp Minor Op. Posth. | Melanie Spanswick

Dear Mel, Thanks for sharing such thoughtful directives on how to play this beautiful nocturne. You can refer to the video down below to identify the measures Voicing – keeping the left hand quiet and smooth while right hand plays the melody. Thank you Janice, really glad you liked the article and found it useful.

No, measure 8 is perfectly correct. Arranger Gregor Piatigorsky As with the left hand, work on the right hand separately until you feel secure and confident.

Looking forward to some revise in Bar How do I play ‘Piano Man’ on the piano?

I cannot play piano just by hearing until now. The piece is marked Lento con gran espressione and is written in common time. Thank you very much!

Chopin dedicated this work to his older sister, Ludwika Chopinwith the statement: Answered Mar 19, The main difference with classical, is that it is more efficient to learn with sheet music. How can I play piano and sing in the same nocturnf I believe that this nocturne is one of the easiest, and a popular one as well.

Thank you so much!

Measure 29 broken as well, second note in the right hand should be c instead of b. A comparison of notcurne piece played by Adrien Brody in the film with the score above will illustrate some differences.


Finally, the Paderewski editions of Chopin, considered by some to be spurious, contain a commentary at the back of the volume which details the sources with any known modifications clearly listed. When the keys go down slower, it will sound less aggressive with a warmer yet full sound. Hi Fatma, Thanks for the question.

Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op. posth. (Chopin)

The Leon Erdstein edition appears to be faithful to the original manuscript, for this particular piece at least. What are the best interpretations of Chopin’s Nocturne No. He owes his success to 1 strategy.

You can find out more about my other piano publications and compositions here. Is there any other way to play the chords in Chopin’s Nocturne, Op.

Nocturne No. 20 in C# minor for Violin

The main thing though, is having that passion for the piece. What should I learn when playing piano? Same here with the pedal. Musopen lossless file also available.

OK, I agree No, give me more info. How do I link a video to the music? I enjoy your blog Melanie and your interviews with great pianists — keep it up! Well, if you want to stay faithful to mr Chopin, it should most definitely be D sharp .