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Track(s) taken from CDA67371/2
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

Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2
composer
1830/2; published in 1832; dedicated to Camille Pleyel

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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


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