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Chopin Nocturne op.48 n.1

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  1. Sandro Bisotti

    Sandro Bisotti New Member Piano Society Artist

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    A new version, not different as conception (the IMHO evident nature of "aria con da capo" in Bellini style ) but probably a little more refined than the version already here.
    Happy if someone will appreciate, and thank you if you will substitute the old version.
    All the best,
    Sandro

    Chopin - Op.48 no.1, Nocturne in C minor
     
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    robert Active Member Piano Society Artist Trusted Member

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    I have replaced the old version with this new one. Not so different you say but it differs quite some in timing. About 1 minute slower this time and the old version was pretty slow comparing to a standard performance.

    You really bring life and drama to this very dramatical Nocturne (very close not being a Nocturne according to my opinion) and you play it very well and gradually build up and carry out the ff climax in the B section. Fun to play isn't it? :) A shame a never recording it while I knew it.
     
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    A quite extreme, but very expressive performance of this well-known Nocturne. I think, you take much liberty concerning tempi and to play some chords not together as they should, but I understand, that´s your artistic liberty to bring more dramatic expression into this piece.
    So, an individual, but expressive style of interpretation.
     
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    Thank you Robert. I agree, this Nocturne is (or better, can be seen) excessive respect its traditional Chopin nocturne structure. A great, important theatre scene, almost a ballade. So I feel it is.
    There is a problem when one play so slow: mp3 compression and poor players of pc "cuts" the lids
    of the sounds. All seems "stop and go", where in the reality there is a continous well sustained melody. And go with your recording, also here you are right, great satisfaction in playing it, great music, probably my favourite nocturne.
    All the best,
    Sandro
     
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    Thank you Andreas. Not easy this nocturne, an open problem and a necessary risky betting act
    (here, the "big theatrical scena with da capo, strongly linked to melodramma's world")
    As all the betting tickets, can have value=0.....
    All the best,
    Sandro
     

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