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The late opus number assigned to Frédéric Chopin’s (1810-1849) E-minor Nocturne is misleading. Though published posthumously as Op. 72 and replete with the drama of his mature works, it was in fact the composer’s first nocturne, written when he was just 17 and living in Warsaw.

The late opus number assigned to Frédéric Chopin’s (1810-1849) E-minor Nocturne is misleading. Though published posthumously as Op. 72 and replete with the drama of his mature works, it was in fact the composer’s first nocturne, written when he was just 17 and living in Warsaw.