Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes, Op. 62 has two nocturnes that were written and published in 1846. He dedicated it to Mdlle. R. de Konneritz.
Nocturne in B major, Op. 62, No. 1
The Nocturne in B major is one of Chopin’s last works. It opens with a bard’s striking of the strings. The introduction are simple chords and a simple melody in B major emerges. The action proceeds gently (dolce, legato.) After a while, the song turns into declamation with dramatic raised voice and a flashy scale in the right hand and leads to the B section of the ternary formed in ABA nocturne.
The B Major Nocturne has been called the name of an exotic greenhouse flower (Tuberose) in the Anglo-Saxon world because of “the chief tune has charm, a fruity charm”, as James Huneker noted.
Classical Piano Music Sheet Free Download – Nocturnes Op. 62
Nocturne in E major, Op. 62, No. 2
This piece is a reflective and engaging nocturne and is a good example of refinement richness of Chopin’s works. With the thematic structure of (ABCAB), it consists of slow and simple main theme in E major, and then a thoughtful and quick moving secondary melodic theme with climbing bass runs. This leads to the loud and contrapuntal third section in C# minor that has interplay between the LH and RH top 3 fingers.
After this, the piece returns to the first and second themes with dissonant F major arpeggio with D# bass moving to B in the bass thus echoing the initial bars of the piece and return to E major. The nocturne ends with a simple coda re-affirming solidly the key of E major, a technique which is common in other nocturnes including Op. 62 No. 2 and Op. 9 No. 2.
|Name Translations:||Nocturnes, Op. 62; 夜曲Op. 62; 2 Notturni op. 62; Nocturns op. 62; Nokturny op. 62; المقطوعة الحالمة Op.62 (شوبان)|
|I-Catalogue Number:||IFC 72|
|Year/Date of Composition:||1845-46|
|Dedication:||Mdlle. R. de Konneritz|