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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