Chopin’s Nocturnes, Op. 15 are a set of three nocturnes written between 1830 and 1833. He published the work in January 1834, and dedicated it to Ferdinand Hiller.
Nocturne in F major, Op. 15, No. 1
The fourth nocturne was composed in 1832 in simple ternary form (A-B-A). The first section in F major is marked Andante cantabile while the second section in F minor is fast and dramatic (Con fuoco).
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Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op. 15, No. 2
The challenging piece in A-B-A form in 2;4 was composed in 1832. Larghetto (mm.40), the first section, includes an intricate, and elaborately ornamental melody over an even quaver bass. The second section, doppio movimento (double speed) resembled a scherzo with dotted quaver-semi quaver melody, semiquavers in a lower voice in the right hand, and large jumps in the bass. The last and final section is a shortened version of the first (14 bars rather than 24) with characteristic cadenzas and elaboration and finishes with an arpeggio on F major falling and then dying away.
|Name Translations:||Nocturnes Op. 15; Nocturnes, Op. 15; 3 Notturni op. 15; 夜曲Op. 15; 녹턴, Op. 15; Nocturns op. 15; Nokturny op. 15; المقطوعة الحالمة Op.15 (شوبان)|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 66|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1830-33|