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Arthur Greene:

“Today’s entry takes us into far more familiar Chopin territory. The Nocturne in E-flat, Op. 9 No. 2 comes from around 1830, -after Chopin had left Warsaw forever. But the version I’m playing here has a bit of a twist. There are some scores of Chopin’s works that he marked up for his piano students, and they’ve been a fascinating find for musicologists. You can see where he marked things on the scores, adding fingerings and other instructions for his students. And in some of them Chopin added extra notes – and even little cadenzas! So if you know this beloved Nocturne, listen extra closely, and you’ll hear some things that aren’t usually there.”

From Britton Recital Hall, listen to Arthur Greene perform Chopin’s Nocturne in E-flat Op. 9 No. 2 (original cadenzas)

  • Fascinating site and well worth the visit. I will be back

  • Thanks so very much for taking your time to create this very useful and informative site. I have learned a lot from your site. Thanks!!

  • Thanks so very much for taking your time to create this very useful and informative site. I have learned a lot from your site. Thanks!!g

  • John

    Where can I get a mp3 of the version with additional cadenzas?

  • Vera Karger

    Utterly beautiful.

  • one of my favorites because of the cadenzas, among other things – and here you gifted an additional two. heaven on earth.

  • ljuba

    I am not fascinated with cadenzas, because it’s not variations. This kind of playing Chopin is good for the time

  • Ed

    Another notch has been added to its popularity: This piece was recently used in its near entirety by the band Muse. You’ll find it at around the 3:45 mark in a track called “United States of Eurasia” from their 2009 release entitled “The Resistance.”

  • George

    breathtaking! I’ve be trying to find a recording of some of the added cadenza’s for ages, they sounded beautiful!

  • Bradley Vorjohan

    I would really like to see the music with these extra cadenzas on them.