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Track(s) taken from CDS44351/66

Nocturne in F sharp major, Op 15 No 2

composer
1830/2; dedicated to Ferdinand Hiller

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: 4 minutes 17 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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Reviews

'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)
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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