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Track(s) taken from CDA67371/2

Nocturne in F sharp major, Op 15 No 2

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: 3 minutes 32 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 second Nocturne of the group, in F sharp major, begins as a delicate arabesque with the right hand floating over a steady bass. The middle section in this case is marked doppio movimento (twice the speed), and uses a right-hand figuration similar to that of his F sharp minor Prelude. At the end, the music shimmers in a haze of F sharp major.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en fa dièse majeur s’ouvre sur une délicate arabesque à la main droite, flottant au-dessus d’une basse constante. La section centrale, marquée ici doppio movimento (deux fois plus vite), présente une figuration à la main droite identique à celle du Prélude en fa dièse mineur. À la fin, la musique scintille dans une brume de fa dièse majeur.

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

Das zweite Nocturne in diesem Zyklus steht in Fis-Dur und beginnt als liebliche Arabeske, wobei die rechte Hand über einem regelmäßigen Bass umherschweift. Hier ist der Mittelteil mit Doppio movimento (doppeltes Tempo) markiert und die Figurationen der rechten Hand erinnern an diejenigen des fis-Moll Préludes. Gegen Ende schimmert die Musik in einem Fis-Dur-Nebelschleier.

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

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