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#988650 - 10/31/08 06:15 PM The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Our next Chopin's DeathDay Recital will be October 17, 2009. We're doing nocturnes this time. We have three (now just two) orphans. Anyone interested? The two below are available.

15/3 claimed
32/2 Liszt Addict
62/1 claimed

15/3 is considered grade 7, the other two are grade 8.


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#988651 - 10/31/08 07:19 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Just curious, where do you get the grade information? 32/2 I played during my 5th year of music school (I was 11 years old), and I remember it was quite easy... 15/3 has a few cascading chords that I find way harder to play right (even now) than anything in 32/2. I wonder if I am missing something important here... Thanx.

BTW, I highly recommend 32/2, IMHO, it is one of 3 quintessential nocturnes (the other 2 being 9/1 and 9/2), the usual disclaimer (in my signature) applies laugh


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#988652 - 10/31/08 07:34 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Just curious, where do you get the grade information?
Probably very imperfect, but handy.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Graded_Pieces_All.pdf


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#988653 - 10/31/08 08:13 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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[b] Just curious, where do you get the grade information?
Probably very imperfect, but handy.
http://www.pianoworld.com/Uploads/files/Graded_Pieces_All.pdf [/b]
Thanx!


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#988654 - 10/31/08 08:14 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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FWIW, for the benefit of someone considering one of these ... 15/3 is generally considered the least technically demanding of all Chopin's nocturnes that were published during his lifetime.

But, as Yuri already said, YMMV.

I wonder if the so-called Nocturne Oubliée should be admissible, too, if anyone cares to play it.

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I'd say it should be. At least one editor in Russia apparently thinks its His.


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#988656 - 01/29/09 10:31 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Frycek - is this Nocturne-arama still in effect?

THe Mazurkathon in March, then a summer respite, then a nocturne -


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#988657 - 01/30/09 12:16 AM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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FWIW, for the benefit of someone considering one of these ... 15/3 is generally considered the least technically demanding of all Chopin's nocturnes that were published during his lifetime.
Given the grade 7 (still a stretch, but not 8 at least!), this note above, and 9 months to go, I would consider taking on the 15/3, but if someone else chimes in, please let them have it. If you need me to step in, I'm sure I'll find the responsibility of participating to be highly motivating!


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#988658 - 01/30/09 11:12 AM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Frycek - is this Nocturne-arama still in effect?

THe Mazurkathon in March, then a summer respite, then a nocturne -
It's definitely still in effect, just dormant at the moment.


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#988659 - 01/30/09 11:19 AM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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[b] FWIW, for the benefit of someone considering one of these ... 15/3 is generally considered the least technically demanding of all Chopin's nocturnes that were published during his lifetime.
Given the grade 7 (still a stretch, but not 8 at least!), this note above, and 9 months to go, I would consider taking on the 15/3, but if someone else chimes in, please let them have it. If you need me to step in, I'm sure I'll find the responsibility of participating to be highly motivating! [/b]
I'm sorry. This is a very old post. Unless something changes all the nocturnes are claimed already.


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#988660 - 01/30/09 02:00 PM Re: The last two nocturnes - - -  
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Yeah, I just saw it pop up again at the top of the forum yesterday and didn't see the dates on the original post until after I replied.

I'll just focus more on my mazurka!


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