Sunday 2 October 2011
Tune of the Day: Nocturne in D-flat major
by Frédéric Chopin, arranged for solo flute
The Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27/2, is one of Chopin's most graceful essays in fioritura ornamentation. The opening melody will be familiar to many who nevertheless cannot identify it by name, since it has occasionally been featured in popular culture, such as in the 1977 James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, where it is cleverly used in conjunction with deep-sea imagery.
Thanks to Luca for suggesting this piece!