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Track(s) taken from CDD22013
Recording details: September 1988
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: November 1989
Total duration: 4 minutes 58 seconds

'A very welcome reissue indeed. Eloquent, unfailingly beautiful in tone and blessedly free of mannerism, Livia Rev combines in almost perfect balance the simplicity of utterance required of all great Chopin playing' (BBC Music Magazine)

Nocturne in G minor, Op 15 No 3
composer
1833; dedicated to Ferdinand Hiller

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The third Nocturne of this group, in G minor, is not a typical Nocturne at all. In fact, it begins as a mazurka and ends as a chorale. There is no going back to the opening material once it is presented. This is one Nocturne where I think Chopin’s metronome mark is particularly revealing: too slow a tempo makes it impossibly sluggish. It is still possible for it to sound languishing, as Chopin demands, and for the rubato to be used where needed. His harmonic language is rich and expressive, taking us as far away as F sharp major before reaching a chromatic bridge into the religioso section. This is in D minor/F major and in strict four-part writing. A brief return to mazurka rhythm leads us to the close in G major. Chopin originally subtitled it ‘After a performance of Hamlet’, but then removed it, saying ‘Let them guess themselves’. I doubt that anybody would have done so.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004


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