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Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2

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1830/2; published in 1832; dedicated to Camille Pleyel

Angela Hewitt (piano)
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Recording details: November 2003
Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Produced by Ludger Böckenhoff
Engineered by Ludger Böckenhoff
Release date: November 2004
Total duration: 4 minutes 34 seconds
 
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Nocturne in E flat major Op 9 No 2  [4'34]

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Reviews

'In a catalogue boasting many distinguished Chopin Nocturne cycles, Angela Hewitt's commands attention' (BBC Music Magazine)

'One of the most elegant pianists around, the Canadian virtuoso Angela Hewitt interrupts her epic Bach and Couperin cycles for Hyperion to explore some of Chopin's most refined music, the complete Nocturnes and Impromptus. Hewitt's innate sophistication and delicacy of touch are perfectly suited to these exquisite pieces, 25 of them over two discs, by a master of the genre at the height of his fragile powers. Spanning almost his entire creative life, the Nocturnes amount to a remarkable graph of Chopin's emotional maturity, touchingly reflected in the affectionate care Hewitt brings to what sounds like a labour of love' (The Observer)

'Hewitt is not given to grand effects, whether an extreme rubato or rude dynamic change. Still, she can play grandly as well, as we hear on her powerful performance of the great Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor. This new recording of the nocturnes is what Marlon Brando would have called, if he had cared, a contender. It's richly recorded and beautifully played: it has art's final seal' (Fanfare, USA)

'Angela Hewitt is a sound buy … the delicacy of touch and manicured precision of the phrasing is a delight' (The Scotsman)
Set amid Chopin’s ruminations in waltz-form on the idea of musical popularity, the Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2, represents the perfect companion. In this most admired of his nocturnes, we can hear distant echoes of the accompanimental patterns of the waltz, here rendered with greater subtlety, and in the service of lyrical expression.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011

Le Nocturne en mi bémol majeur op. 9 no 2 accompagne à merveille les ruminations, dans la forme valse, auxquelles Chopin se livra sur la popularité musicale. Dans ce Nocturne, le plus admiré de tous, on entend de lointains échos des modèles accompagnants de la valse, rendus ici avec une subtilité accrue, au service de l’expression lyrique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Inmitten von Chopins Grübeleien über die Idee der musikalischen Popularität in Walzerform stellt das Nocturne in Es-Dur op. 9 Nr. 2 das ideale Begleitstück dar. In diesem Werk, dem bewundertsten seiner Nocturnes, sind entfernte Echos der Begleitmuster des Walzers zu hören, die hier mit größerer Subtilität eingearbeitet sind und im Dienst des lyrischen Ausdrucks auftreten.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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