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Track(s) taken from APR7304
Recording details: April 1943
London, United Kingdom
Release date: September 2012
Total duration: 5 minutes 0 seconds

Nocturne in F major, Op 15 No 1
composer
1830/2; dedicated to Ferdinand Hiller

Nocturne in F major Op 15 No 1  [5'00]  recorded 19 April 1943

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Lívia Rév (piano)
Alfred Cortot (piano)
Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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


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