Chopin: Nocturne in E flat Major
This song was composed in 1832, and is absolutely heavenly. The thing I love the most about this song and many others of Chopin’s, is the usage of tempo rubato. It give the piece a weightless, improvisatory feeling that if you aren’t careful will calm you into sleep. Tempo rubato is when the left hand stays steady with the tempo, and the right hand (the melody) get much freedom and room to wander. The right hand is somewhat playing a very “vocal” type line, as if it were singing. Beautiful, beautiful….That Chopin knew what he was doing….well I’m off to study more music history…IT NEVER ENDS!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!