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Nocturne in F major, Op 15 No 1

composer
1830/2; dedicated to Ferdinand Hiller

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 47 seconds
 
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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)
The Nocturne in F major is in A–B–A form, beginning with a disarmingly simple melody over a sustained bass containing triplets to fill out the harmonies. It is a beautiful study in line. The serenity is then interrupted by the middle section which not only throws us into the minor key, but also into high drama and is marked con fuoco (with fire).

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en fa majeur, de forme ABA, s’ouvre sur une mélodie d’une simplicité désarmante posée sur une basse tenue, dotée de triolets pour combler les harmonies. C’est une superbe étude de ligne. La sérénité est alors interrompue par la section centrale qui nous propulse dans la tonalité mineure, mais aussi dans un drame intense, et est marquée con fuoco (avec feu).

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Das Nocturne in F-Dur steht in A–B–A Form und beginnt mit einer unwiderstehlich schlichten Melodie über einem ausgehaltenem Bass mit Triolen, die die harmonische Lücke füllen. Es ist dies eine wunderbare Etüde der Melodieführung. Die Gelassenheit wird dann von dem Mittelteil unterbrochen, der uns nicht nur ziemlich plötzlich nach Moll befördert sondern auch hochdramatisch und mit con fuoco (mit Feuer) überschrieben ist.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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