CHOPIN – Nocturne No 2 in E Flat Major Op 9 No 2 (60 minutes)
Performer : Frank Levy
The Nocturnes, Op. 9 are a set of three nocturnes written by Frédéric Chopin between 1830 and 1832, published that year, and dedicated to Madame Emily Chopin. The second nocturne of the work is widely regarded as Chopin’s most famous piece, and is regularly featured in films, television programs and video games. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturn…
The Chopin nocturnes constitute 21 pieces for solo piano written by Frédéric Chopin between 1827 and 1846. They are generally considered among the finest short solo works for the instrument and hold an important place in contemporary concert repertoire. Although Chopin did not invent the nocturne, he popularized and expanded on it, building on the form developed by Irish composer John Field.
The nocturnes numbered 1 to 18 were published during his life, in twos or threes, in the order of composition. Numbers 19 and 20 were actually written first, prior to Chopin’s departure from Poland, but published posthumously. Number 20 was not originally entitled “nocturne” at all, but since publication in 1870 as such, is generally included with publications and recordings of the set. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nocturn…
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— Saturday Night Fever
— Sleep With Me
— Teacher’s Pet
— Waking Life
— The Loss of Sexual Innocence
— Bones (2009) In season 5 episode 3, The Plain in the Prodigy: Amish boy Levi playing his audition piece; repeats as Levi’s parents watch the video.
— 127 Hours (2010) The scene begins some years earlier in family home with Aron’s younger sister rehearsing Nocturnes, Op.9, No. 2.
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