How difficult is Nocturne Op 48 No 1?

How difficult is Nocturne Op 48 No 1?

Yes, it is a very hard piece, compared to the other nocturnes, it is very difficult to play convincingly. The doppio movimento is especially challenging since the original melody has to sing over the fast repeated chords. The mood of the piece is extremely broad, and much more serious than other nocturnes.

What does op mean in Nocturne?

Op. = “Opus,” (literally “work”) tells us which one in the numbered catalog of his works the piece is. Opus 9 happens to be a collection of Nocturnes. There are different collections of works; each may have its own Opus number, or they may, like these Nocturnes, be gathered together into a single opus.

What grade is nocturne Op 9 No 2?

In the RCM syllabus, the Op 9 No 2 Nocturne is Grade 9 – possibly Grade 5 or 6 in the ABRSM, but the Op 27 No 2 is diploma level. The Db major Nocturne is considerably more difficult than the rather straightforward Op 9 No 2 on so many levels, techical and interpretive.

What is the Nocturne in C minor Op.48?

The Nocturne in C minor, Op. 48, No. 1 is initially marked lento and is in 4/4 meter. In general, the scheme of the music is ternary form and follows A-B-A’.

When did Chopin write the Nocturnes Op 48?

The Nocturnes, Op. 48 are a set of two nocturnes written by Frédéric Chopin in 1841 and published the following year in 1842. They are the only two nocturnes in opus 48 and are dedicated to Mlle. Laure Duperré. Chopin later sold the copyright for the nocturnes for 2,000 francs along with several other pieces.

Is the Chopin nocturne in C minor a black belt?

Today’s video tutorial is dedicated to a black-belt advanced piece: the amazing Nocturne in C Minor, op. 48 No. 1 by Frederic Chopin! Did I mention that this is a black-belt piece? An epic dramaturgy, a VERY wide range of expressive nuances and technical challenges – the Nocturne has it all!

Where can I watch Chopin’s nocturne for free?

Get access to PARTS II and III of this tutorial (focused on the Middle section and the Reprise from Chopin’s Nocturne op. 48 No. 1) by becoming a member of my Piano Coaching Program at!