Frederic Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op. 48, No. 2 music sheets.
The Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op 48, No. 2 is initially marked andantino and is in 4/4 meter. It switches to più lento at measure 57 and returns to the original tempo at measure 101. The piece is a total of 137 measures long.
When compared with the other parts, the middle section, più lento, is completely different—the piece modulates between minor to major and increases tempo.
Chopin once noted that the middle section was like a recitative and should be played as if "a tyrant commands, and the other asks for mercy." The recapitulation is cut short by the coda that ends in the tonic major.
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