Fredrick Chopin’s Piano Concert Review

Pieces:

  • Chopin Etude Op. 25 Number 1
  • Nocturne in C Op. 27 Number 1

Venue:

  • Baruch Performing Arts Center NY

Performing:

  • New York Piano Society

 

The first etude of Op. 25 set was soft, A Flat Major theme. It carries out the melody and plays the arpeggiated grace notes smoothly. After following multiple variations and modulations, the original melody returns and the piece finishes with a series of upward arpeggios. This Piece was published in 1837 and was a painted melody picture of his life during that time. Also, during this time period Chopin recently had his engagement called off by his fiancés mother. His music portrayed his emotions.

Chopin’s Nocturne in C sharp minor (the first) was composed in variety. The piece contains a calm deep melody that could be seen as being the mood of night and mystery. Suddenly, a change occurs to violent music that is passionate and of a different meter and tempo.

 

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Yu, Fred. “Music Analysis.” Ourchopin. N.p.. Web. 8 Apr 2013. <http://www.ourchopin.com/analysis/etude25.html>.

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