Nocturne No.2, Op. 4 by Johann Kasper Mertz

I thought I would include you in a part of my musical journey. One of the pieces I love to play is Nocturne No 2 Op 4 by the 19th-century composer, teacher, and virtuoso J.K Mertz.

The piece is written for lower intermediate players (what I have classified as Advanced Transitional) and is usually deemed too simple for concert performers to include in their programmes. However, it may be simple to read and to play badly, but it is far from simple to play cleanly and melodically.

Here is a recording I downloaded from the internet by a Cristobal Selame that sounds more or less how I play it.

Nocturne No.2, Johann Kaspar Mertz

Bradford Werner gives the free sheet music for this piece and you can find it HERE

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