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Nocturne in B major, Op 32 No 1

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1836/7

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 48 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 unusual thing about the Nocturne in B major is that the ending, with its sinister, threatening drumbeats and rather angry recitative, comes in complete contrast to the serene beginning. But it also transforms what could be a rather uneventful work into something much more meaningful.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en si majeur est insolite en ce que sa conclusion, aux battements de tambour sinistres, menaçants, et au récitatif plutôt furieux, contraste totalement avec son ouverture sereine, transformant ce qui pourrait être une œuvre assez terne en quelque chose de bien plus profond.

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

Das Ungewöhnliche an dem ersten in H-Dur ist dass der Schluss mit seinem unheimlichen, drohenden Trommelschlägen und recht zornigen Rezitativ im völligen Gegensatz zu dem heiteren Anfang steht. Dabei wird jedoch auch ein zunächst fast belangloses Werk in etwas viel Aussagekräftigeres verwandelt.

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

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