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Track(s) taken from CDS44351/66

Nocturne in E flat major, Op 9 No 2

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

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Recording details: October 1994
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Produced by Adam Abeshouse
Engineered by Adam Abeshouse
Release date: November 2008
Total duration: 5 minutes 14 seconds

Cover artwork: Frédéric Chopin in concert at the Hotel Lambert, Paris (1840) by Antar Teofil Kwiatowski (1809-1891)
Bibliothèque Polonaise, Paris / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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'Hyperion's big deal … Ohlsson is a powerful and committed player, and is afforded very good sound by the engineers … this is almost certainly how these pieces were played in Chopin's time' (The Mail on Sunday)

'This is an oustanding achievement, which any genuine Chopin lover and student of Romantic music should own … a landmark in the recording of Chopin's music … Garrick Ohlsson and Hyperion deserve the greatest success in bringing this important undertaking to such a consistently impressive conclusion' (International Record Review)

'An attractively priced box set … Ohlsson is in a class of his own' (Pianist)

'The collaborative works receive particularly rewarding performances … Ohlsson arguably offers more consistent artistry than Biret, Ashkenazy, Magaloff, and Harasiewicz' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Garrick Ohlsson’s complete survey of everything Chopin wrote for piano (including chamber music, songs, and for piano and orchestra) will delight the completist and the Chopin connoisseur. Ohlsson (who won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970) gives us accounts of this wondrous repertoire in weighty and commanding style, aristocratic and impulsive (but not lacking light and shade or contemplative contrasts) and, at times, very sensitive and searching. These vivid recordings were made in the second half of the 1990s and have previously appeared on the Arabesque label. They now sit very well in Hyperion’s catalogue' (ClassicalSource.com)
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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