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Classical Music/Chopin Nocturne. Opus 15 no 2

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Hi Curtis
in the Doppio movement  should I voice the top note of the octave lywor play the top and the botem note at the same volume.
Thanks for your help.
Regards
Louisa

Answer
Hello Louisa -

It's good to hear from you.

That Nocturne is one of the tough ones, technically speaking, and it's certainly one of the loveliest.  For the "doppio" part, accent the THUMB of the right hand because it is on the beat.  Don't worry about the fifth finger.  It should follow in the line-up.  Hope this helps.

Yours truly,

Curtis

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Curtis Stotlar

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Piano performance of classical music

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Performances in over thirty countries on four continents Teaching experience at Vassar College and the Conservatoire de Neuilly Currently Professor of Music at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music

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Eastman School of Music B.M Juilliard School M.S. Peabody Conservatory of Music Doctoral Program Student of Nadia Boulanger, Wilhelm Kempff, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli

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