Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes, Op. 32 is a suite of two nocturnes that were written and published in 1837. He dedicated it to Madame Camile de Billing.
Nocturne in B major, Op. 32, No. 1
The Nocturne in B major is initially marked andante sostenuto and is in 4/4 meter. Throughout the piece there are several ritardando markings, followed by tempo markings such as in measure 7, 8,17 and 18. The is 65 measures long and transitions to adagio in the last two measures, starting in measure 64 and ends in the tonic minor key, B minor.
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Nocturne in A-flat major, Op. 32, No. 2
The Nocturne in A-flat major was marked as lento in 4/4 meter. Structured in an A-B-B’-A’ format, it features a melodic and bright main melodic theme in the A section, and a turbulent and dramatic theme in the B sections. The A section transitions into B section as the meter switches to 12/8a and F minor in the key in measure 27. This first transition is performed over the 7th chord of the C dominant. After a set of chromatically decreasing octaves at the end of the B section the key changes to F-sharp minor in measure 39 and returns to A-flat major at measure 51, where the meter also returns to 4/4. The tempo returns to lento in measure 73. The piece has a total of 74 measures and is in ternary form.
|Name Translations:||녹턴, Op. 32; Nocturnes, Op. 32; 夜曲Op. 32 (蕭邦); 2 Notturni op. 32; Nocturns op. 32; Nokturny op. 32; Nocturnes, opus 32; المقطوعة الحالمة Op.32 (شوبان)|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 68|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1836-1837|
|First Publication:||1837 November|
|Dedication:||Madame Camile de Billing|