I have an mp3 named "Chopin Cavatina" and am trying to check if this is correct. I've searched around, and can't find a Chopin piece by that name. The famous Cavatina (used as the theme for The Deer Hunter) is a different piece altogether.

You can hear the mp3 here.

Anyone able to identify it? Thanks.

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    Sounds like a piece written in mid 19th-C style for a film. Have looked at other pieces titled or referred to as "Cavatina" by other composers (Saint-Saens, Mozart, Beethoven) but no match. Likewise no match for living musicians called "Chopin" who might have been the pianist on the recording.
    – Angst
    Oct 19 '21 at 13:54
  • @Angst Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, I have no idea where I got the file, so no way of chasing it up. Oct 20 '21 at 14:55
  • Shazam tags this as Cavatina, erroneously I might add. That was written in 1970 by Stanley Myers, 121 years after the death of Chopin. It certainly does sound like a more contemporary piece.
    – nelgin
    Oct 20 '21 at 22:57

This piece is by Noh Young Shim (Sometimes translated by Google as No Young Shim).

I tried to find out some information about this artist but there's not much to be found.

There are a couple of songs on YouTube.

This is the one you have:

Further research shows if you hit YT with her Koreanized version of her name then you get a lot of matches.


Considering that I recognize at least one other piece as Satie compositions from 1888-1895, it's possible this Cavantina is not an original composition, but it's definitely not the Stanley Meyrs version.

Not sure if that fully answers your question.

  • Thanks, it certainly helps, if only to make me think that it's going to be very hard to trace any further. I did some searching on the name and "cavatina" and didn't find much. The main problem is that you get swamped with results for the theme from the Deer Hunter. Thanks for the comment. Oct 21 '21 at 18:01

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