Original Performance of Nocturne op. 9 no. 2 in E-flat by Frédéric Chopin (11/16/18)

in #classical-music2 years ago (edited)

Hello everyone! On Friday, I had the first piano recital of this school year (however, it is technically a performance class because teachers and students give constructive criticism and feedback). I wound up volunteering to go first because none of my peers did, so I decided to break the ice. I performed two pieces, the first of which, Chopin's op. 9 no. 2 Nocturne, I am including in this article. Here is a link to the second performance. This piece has been my introduction to the playing and compositional style of Chopin. At first I hated this piece because of how many ideas there are: ranging from dynamics, to articulations, to tempo changes, to expression in general. The caliber of these ideas was different than anything I'd played before, and it took me a while to get the hang of them. I will say it helped tremendously to analyze the composition harmonically and structurally. I often find myself doing this because it helps as a pianist to understand what the composer means to say (in a way) by providing me with the function of the different passages and how they fit together. It also gives me (as a composer) a tremendous respect for the composer. Perhaps I will upload my analysis within the next few days. However, until then let's just get into the performance. Here is my performance of Chopin's op. 9 no. 2 Nocturne in E-flat Major (thanks to @remlaps for recording):

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Pretty nicely performed piece, congrats!
Fortunately there was someone to record It, thanks to @remlaps for doing It.
My vote is worth nothing but hope it stimulates you somehow.

Thank you!

Bravo! This is really good! I don't know much about classical music, but this one is well done. My cultural reference for this composition was a manga series called "Piano no Mori" :D

Lovely piece, and nicely performed! I am simply a music admirer, so I cannot give a critique in great detail, but Chopin's composition are outstanding and lovely. Bravo to you for going first, as frightening as that is! 💙

A pleasure to listen to you play this wonderful piece! Beautifully done!

As begginer piano student mainly self-taught one I get ashtonished of your playing and gives me courage on keep learning and practicing.
Maybe one day I would be prepared for a piece like this one, hahaha maybe it'll take me some time!
Thanks for sharing your sessions, I'll keep following your trace.
My best wishes

I would love to read the analysis of the composition as well! This is lovely playing, very expressive and well articulated

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