Nocturne Opus 9 No. 3 in B Major

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The Nocturnes, Opus 9 are a set of three nocturnes written by Frédéric Chopin between 1830 and 1832 and dedicated to Madame Camille Pleyel. The work was published in 1832.

Nocturne Opus 9 No. 3 is in the ternary form A-B-A. The first section is set to allegretto. The main theme is chromatic, but filled with nostalgic energy. The second contrasting section, Agitato in B minor, is a very dramatic one with a combined melody and counter-melody in the right hand and continuous 8th note arpeggios in the left, which requires an amount of virtuosity. The piece is full of coloratura ornaments, and ends with a wide chord in the left hand accompanied with right hand triplets in a high octave to lead to a legatissimo smorzando adagio (senza tempo).

piano Classical major b minor adagio agitato chopin Allegretto h Nocturne tempo moll ternary Dur senza Szopen Form

Pages 8
Duration 05:16
Measures 159
Key signature 5 sharps
Parts 1
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