A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin “nocturnus”) usually describes a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. The name nocturne was first applied to pieces in the 18th century, when it indicated an ensemble piece in several movements, normally played for an evening party and then laid aside.Perhaps you can find a piece for your repertoire that contrasts with one of Dr. Petroff’s “Nocturnes 2017” folio.

Nocturne Posthume

Nocturne PosthumeA short piece for piano (4 pgs) in Ab by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-1865), a virtuoso violinist and composer who succeeded Niccolò Paganini’ until an extended illness ended his life. The piece was written in 1864, a short time before his death. Click on the name for the bio. Download Now!

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