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a chopin nocturne question?    10:42 on Thursday, July 26, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

williamjames
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I have a question about Chopin's Nocturne Opus Posthumous in C# minor. In the 7th to last measure of the piece, w/ the 35 note scale, why is it given the markings for sixteenth notes while its actually closer to a 64th note being that its done in two beats? Is it supposed to be played closer to the speed of a sixteenth note or not? I realize this occurs in the measure before this too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks .

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Re: a chopin nocturne question?    01:56 on Saturday, July 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

YokeWong
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The fact that Chopic's music can be played with a certain degree of rubato causes his music to be interpreted differently with different pianists.
You can make it 1/64 or sixteenth according to your musical interpretation. In fact, my interpretation of the same piece varies depending on when I play and how I play it.
Sheet music is only a guide. It is up to pianist to make the music alive.

Yoke Wong
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Re: a chopin nocturne question?    09:01 on Saturday, July 28, 2007 Vote for this post Vote against this post 0 votes

williamjames
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Thanks YokeWong, I get what your saying. Currently I'm playing somewhere in between sixteenth and 1/64 and does in fact have a nice different sound between faster recorded editions.

   

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