Discussion Board 5 – The Romantic Area
Nocturne, op. 9 no. 2 Solo Piano – Chopin (Featured Listening p 178)
When you listen to this piece, what does it make you think of and how does it make you feel? What do you think “Nocturne” means? Is that an appropriate title for this piece? The piano uses rubato throughout – what effect does that have on the performance? Do you think the use of rubato enhances the performance, or would you rather hear a steady beat throughout the piece? After you post your answer, read and respond to the posts of at least two other classmates.
Please note that answers should be 5-7 sentences long and your own original thoughts and opinions. Plagiarized answers will be rejected.