Friday 17 December 2021
Tune of the Day: Nocturne in F major
by Frédéric Chopin, arranged for solo flute
First published in 1834, the three nocturnes that make up Chopin's Op. 15 are characterized by a more personal approach than his earlier works. The Nocturne in F major, set out in simple ternary form, contrasts a very simple melody with a fast and dramatic middle section in F minor. Some critics have remarked that this nocturne has little to do with night, as if sunlight is “leaking from the piece's seams”.
Thanks to Ming for suggesting this piece!