composers The Best Nocturne Composers  

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A nocturne is about as peaceful as a piece of music can be. It is intended to be evocative of the night, but poses no restrictions on the form - Chopin's first nocturne, for example, sounds like a waltz, while the second one sounds more like a song. Chopin is probably the best-known nocturne composer, while Field was the one who started it all. Liszt's third Liebestraume is another example of a very famous nocturne. Which composers wrote the best nocturnes? Let's find out!

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Frédéric Chopin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Frédéric Chopin Romantic music, Art song, Classical music

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John Field is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers

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Franz Liszt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Franz Liszt Opera, Romantic music, Art song

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Claude Debussy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Claude Debussy Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Gabriel Fauré is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Gabriel Fauré Opera, Romantic music, Incidental music

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Alexander Scriabin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Alexander Scriabin Classical music

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Erik Satie is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Erik Satie Opera, Ballet, 20th-century classical music

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Carl Czerny is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Carl Czerny Ballet - This list is about the best NOCTURNES, not the best ETUDES. Please actually listen to his nocturnes before you downvote him for the etudes.

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Francis Poulenc is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Francis Poulenc Ballet, Ballet, Incidental music

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Robert Alexander Schumann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Robert Alexander Schumann Opera, Romantic music, Lied

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Mikhail Glinka is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers
Mikhail Glinka Opera, Art song, Classical music

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Lowell Liebermann is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers

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Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nocturne Composers