For this week 14, round 3 of Hive Music Festival I choose one of my favourites nocturnes. It is Nocturne in C sharp minor, composed by Frederic Chopin in 1830 and published in 1870. He dedicated this piece for his older sister Ludwika Chopin. This nocturne is usually referred to as Lento con gran espressione (from its tempo marking), but sometimes it is also called Reminiscence. This work is so beautiful that it is featured in many movies. The most known is the Roman Polanski film, The Pianist (2002), where the main protagonist Wladyslaw Szpilman (actor Adrien Brody) plays it in the beginning and at the end of the movie.
The main purpose of the arts is to inspire and awaken emotions in us. This Nocturne can lead each of us to some inner, hidden thoughts, feelings... so let us indulge in this beautiful melody and let the notes of this great musical genius, Frederic Chopin, touch you.