For Advanced Piano
Author: Fr̩d̩ric Chopin,Eduard Mertke
Publisher: Alfred Music
Chopin wrote the nocturnes, short pieces for solo piano, between 1827 and 1846. They are considered among the finest short solo works for piano. Although Chopin did not invent the nocturne, he popularized and expanded on it, building on the form developed by Irish composer John Field. This volume is edited and fingered by Ed Mertke, with historical and performance notes.
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Hachette UK
Take his hand and follow him into the darkness . . . John Connolly, bestselling author of five brilliantly scary mystery novels, now turns his pen to the short story to give us a dozen chilling tales of the supernatural. In this macabre collection, echoing masters of the genre from M. R. James to Stephen King, Connolly delves into our darkest fears - lost lovers, missing children, subterranean creatures, and predatory demons. Framing the collection are two substantial novellas: The Cancer Cowboy Rides charts the fatal progress of a modern-day grim reaper, while The Reflecting Eye is a haunted house tale with a twist and marks the return of private detective Charlie Parker, the troubled hero of Connolly's crime novels. Nocturnes is a masterly volume to be read with the lights on - menace has never been so seductive . . .
Author: Frédéric Chopin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Features 20 Nocturnes: Op. 9, 15, 27, 32, 37, 48, 55, 62, 72, and more. Also includes 11 Polonaises: Op. 26, 40, 44, 53, 61, 71, and posthumous Polonaise in G-sharp Minor. Mikuli Edition. Commentary.
On Listening to Dreams
Author: Paul Lippmann
Nocturnes, literally music for the night, is a delightfully impressionistic investigation into everything that is not known, and perhaps can never be known, about dreams. Rather than espousing yet another strategy of dream interpretation, Lippmann proffers a naturalistic approach appreciative of the playful, complex, even zany creativity embodied in dreams. He urges us, that is, to apprehend dreams on their own terms, in a manner that enables patients actually to experience the unconscious in its radical difference from waking thought. Lippmann delivers on his agenda lightly, with a sense of humor and practicality that will engage lay readers as well as analysts and therapists. He takes up questions of general interest that challenge us to reorient our thinking about dreams: How do children learn about dreams and their telling? Why are most dreams forgotten? How may we understand dreams about sleeping and waking, even dreams about dreaming? And he reengages issues of perennial interest to analytic therapists: dream disguise, dream forgetting, the "companionship" of dreams, the neurotic dream expert, and the therapist's management of his or her own anxiety when patients report their dreams. "Oh, I had a dream last night," the patient remembers. Too often, observes Lippmann, this remark signals the beginning of an unfortunate struggle, as the patient is called on to relate something that changes when it is put into words, the analyst is put on the spot to come up with an interpretation, and both are asked to extract something immediately useful - and lately, cost effective - from something that partakes of magic and mystery. How silly this ritual is, Lippmann argues, and how alien to the nature of the dream itself. After reading Nocturnes, no clinician, from the novice to the most senior, will hear the words "Oh, I had a dream last night" in quite the same way.
Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
Author: Kazuo Ishiguro
Publisher: Faber & Faber
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of The Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go In Nocturnes, Kazuo Ishiguro explores the ideas of love, music and the passing of time. From the piazzas of Italy to the 'hush-hush floor' of an exclusive Hollywood hotel, the characters we encounter range from young dreamers to café musicians to faded stars, all of them at some moment of reckoning. Gentle, intimate and witty, this quintet is marked by a haunting theme: the struggle to keep alive a sense of life's romance, even as one gets older, relationships founder and youthful hope recedes.
Author: Joan Rothfuss
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
A prominent figure in the Twin Cities art scene, Chris Faust marks the essence of the changing Midwestern landscape by documenting common scenes in an uncommon way. Known for his spectacular panoramic work, Faust is also increasingly admired for his unique night photographs, where he quietly unveils a world we never noticed was there and when the darkest hours evoke a mood of mystery and surrealism. The palette of light and shadow heightens our senses by revealing the stillness and ambiguities of the landscape. Nocturnes, a beautiful collection of more than seventy tritone photographs, is a visual record of our world as few ever see it: during the nighttime hours. Emphasizing the passage of time as well as the necessity for change, the images reflect our disappearing rural terrain, abandoned urban streets, and aging industrial spaces, recalling aspects of our culture that are quickly fading into the past. With an affinity for certain old-world practices and tools, Faust works just with ambient light and uses no digital or electronic technology—only classic darkroom processing—allowing all the subtle textures and tones to emerge in his work. Faust’s photographs of the Midwest are shot in a panoramic format with wide, detailed images—spectacular in both their artistry and documentary impact. Chris Faust, a resident of St. Paul, is one of Minnesota’s finest photographers. His award-winning images are widely collected and exhibited throughout the region and the country. Joan Rothfuss is a writer and art historian who was curator of the Walker Art Center for more than seventeen years. She was coeditor of the Walker collection catalogue Bits & Pieces Put Together to Present a Semblance of a Whole.
Mary Hades #3
Author: Sarah Dalton
Publisher: Sarah Dalton
Category: Juvenile Fiction
My memories keep me awake at night. The nightmares come in the morning, when the first hint of sunlight creeps in through the curtains. Summer is almost over, and now Mary Hades has to start a new school in the sleepy village of Ashforth. Making friends is tricky to balance with paranormal activity. Mary must tread carefully when a vengeful ghost haunts her first day at school. With dead best friend Lacey, Mary finds herself in the middle of a tangled web of secrets and lies spreading through Ashforth. Things are not what they seem, but is it the dead or the living who are the most dangerous? This haunting third book in the Mary Hades series explores the dark side of human behaviour. With strong language and scenes of horror, it is best suited for those aged fifteen and over.
Author: Frédéric Chopin,Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
This series is designed to introduce piano students with experience playing standard piano literature to masterworks by a variety of composers. Seven volumes in the series are available and include the most accessible and popular works in the genre, plus informative text, performance notes and detailed composer biographies. This edition for late intermediate to early advanced pianists includes four of Chopin's nocturnes, including: * Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 * Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 37, No. 1 * Nocturne in C Minor (Posthumous) * Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 3
Author: John Connolly
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From the bestselling author of the Charlie Parker mysteries—"the finest crime series currently in existence" (The Independent)—comes a new anthology of chilling short fiction. A decade after Nocturnes first terrified and delighted readers, John Connolly, bestselling author of thirteen acclaimed thrillers featuring private investigator Charlie Parker, gives us a second volume of tales of the supernatural. From stories of the monstrous for dark winter nights to fables of fantastic libraries and haunted books, from a tender account of love after death to a frank, personal, and revealing account of the author's affection for myths of ghosts and demons, this is a collection that will surprise, delight—and terrify. Night Music: Nocturnes 2 also contains two novellas: the multi-award-winning The Caxton Private Lending Library & Book Depository and The Fractured Atlas. Night Music: Nocturnes 2 is a masterly collection to be read with the lights on—menace has never been so seductive.
Author: Gabriel Fauré
Publisher: Courier Corporation
These 12 nocturnes and 12 barcarolles, composed over a span of 40 years, document Fauré's move through the innovations of late Romanticism to the frontier of early-20th-century music. From authoritative French editions.
Author: W. Moore
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.
Author: WILLIAM BAY
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
Guitar Nocturnes is a collection of 12 lyrical, contemplative solos for plectrum or flatpick guitar. The pieces are intermediate in difficulty and give the guitarist solos which enable a maximum of expression. The compositions are characterized by introspective voice leading and lush chordal harmonies. All solos are in notation and tablature
Author: Frederic Chopin
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Category: Performing Arts
The Chopin nocturnes constitute 21 short pieces for solo piano written by Frédéric Chopin between 1827 and 1846. They are generally considered among the finest short solo works for the instrument and hold an important place in contemporary concert repertoire. Although Chopin did not invent the nocturne, he popularized and expanded on it, building on the form developed by Irish composer John Field. The nocturnes numbered 1 to 18 were published during his life, in twos or threes, in the order of composition. Numbers 19 and 20 were actually written first, prior to Chopin's departure from Poland, but published posthumously. Number 20 was not originally entitled "nocturne" at all, but since publication in 1870 as such, is generally included with publications and recordings of the set. 3 Nocturnes, Op 9 3 Nocturnes, Op 15 2 Nocturnes, Op 27 2 Nocturnes, Op 32 2 Nocturnes, Op 37 2 Nocturnes, Op 48 2 Nocturnes, Op 55 2 Nocturnes, Op 62
From the First Critically Revised Complete Edition for Piano
Author: Fr̩d̩ric Chopin,Franz Liszt
Publisher: Alfred Music
Chopin wrote the nocturnes, short pieces for solo piano, between 1827 and 1846. They are considered among the finest short solo works for piano. Although Chopin did not invent the nocturne, he popularized and expanded on it, building on the form developed by Irish composer John Field. This volume is "from the first, critically revised, complete edition."
Author: Frí©dí©ric Chopin,Willard A. Palmer
Publisher: Alfred Music
The nocturnes (night pieces) are among the most introspective and personal of Chopin's works, as he was influenced by John Field's pieces of the same title. This complete collection of the nocturnes includes a useful thematic index and footnotes citing the differences between the manuscripts and the first editions. The pedaling, tempos and other musical markings are Chopin's.
Author: Joseph Armstead
Publisher: By Light Unseen Media
Montgomery Quinn, an ancient metahuman, wars with a power-mad cabal of vampires, mages and rogue government mercenaries in Borrego Bay. Quinn and his allies are pitted against two magic-workers seeking a source of ultimate power, which Quinn has been secretly entrusted to protect. Their deadly conflict is complicated by other players, few of whom are what they appear to be on the surface.