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Nocturne No.12 in G Op 37 No 2 Chopin Help Opus Details
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Chopin's nineteen Nocturnes are his most introspective and genuinely subjective works. Irish composer John Field (1782-1837) may get the credit for inventing the piano Nocturne in the form of a lyrical, expressive melody supported by harmony, but it is Chopin who raised the form to its highest level. Most have a basic ternary (A B A) form, however, Chopin develops the basic melody with his own magical kind of ornamentation. Sometimes the melodies become very elaborate with cadenza-like flourishes, while undulating broken figures in the bass give support. The mood is generally meditative, in keeping with the title. In the popular Nocturne, Op. 37, No. 2, the Venetian melody, alternating with progressions in thirds and sixths, have wonderful effect.
Category: Short Piece Solo Featuring Piano Romantic Period
Time Signature 6 /8 Key Signature   G Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    First theme, a skippy tune in the tonic (G major)

2    Second theme, a lilting tune in the sub-dominant (C major)
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