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The idea of “Nocturne” in Classical Music



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A Nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins. The word Nocturne, in music, designates less a specific form of music than a poetic moment, a “musical moment”, of which the night is the pretext. Here is more about this specific exercise that made the great moments of the Romantism era.

A Nocturne, A Moment Of Poetry and of Musical Intimacy

We cannot really call the Nocturne a music style or even a specific form of music. A Nocturne could be defined as an emotional or intimate moment between the artist and his audience. We could describe it as a...

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