Chopin Nocturnes Op. 62 Free PDF Download Classical Piano Sheet Music


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.

Classical Piano Music Sheet Free Download - Nocturnes Op. 62 by Frederic Chopin
Classical Piano Music Sheet Free Download - Nocturnes Op. 62 by Frederic Chopin

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name Translations: Nocturnes, Op. 62夜曲Op. 622 Notturni op. 62Nocturns op. 62Nokturny op. 62المقطوعة الحالمة Op.62 (شوبان)
Composer: Chopin, Frédéric
Opus/Catalogue Number: Op.62
I-Catalogue Number: IFC 72
Movements/Sections: 2 pieces
  1. Andante in B major
  2. Lento in E major
Year/Date of Composition: 1845-46
First Publication: 1846
Dedication: Mdlle. R. de Konneritz