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Track(s) taken from APR6013
Recording details: March 1925
Homocord, Germany
Release date: October 2013
Total duration: 4 minutes 44 seconds

Nocturne in B major, Op 9 No 3
composer
1830/2; published in 1832; dedicated to Camille Pleyel

Nocturne in B major Op 9 No 3  [4'44]  recorded 12 March 1925

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Lívia Rév (piano)
Ingrid Fliter (piano)   November 2014 Release
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The third Nocturne in the set, in B major, is already much more adventurous and mature. It is marked allegretto and scherzando, two indications which need to be heeded to the letter. Chopin is also incredibly precise with his phrasing and articulation marks, giving us all the indications we need to shape the melody properly. It can drive us to distraction memorizing all the slight variants each time the theme is presented, especially when we think that Chopin himself probably never played it the same way twice. The middle section, a dramatic agitato, turns to the minor key, with a swirling, ominous accompaniment, and syncopated chords in the right hand. A sudden and brief transition brings us back to the major, and a particularly beautiful coda.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004


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