Chopin Nocturne #20 in C# Minor: Tutorial #3 (Level 3 Ornamentation and Tempo)

Friday, February 19, 2016 by Peter Dickson Lopez | Uncategorized

Closing Section, bars 46 to the end. This tutorial covers ornamentation level 3 (notated glissandos) and tempo. In particular, lacking any specific metronome marking (MM), how does Chopin indicate what the tempo is beyond the general term "Lento con gran espressione")? I address the need to balance what is uploaded on Youtube with a deeper understanding and analysis of the music itself, as well as primary sources such as the original handwritten manuscript (not necessarily or only the "first" edition").