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Nocturne in G minor, Op 37 No 1

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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: 6 minutes 18 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 first Nocturne of Op 37, in G minor, is very vocal, with the lament sung by the soprano in long phrases, and the ornaments becoming increasingly elaborate. Then comes a chorale in E flat major played in the lower half of the keyboard which gives it a dark colour. The lament returns, but, as he has done previously, Chopin chooses to give us a ‘tierce de Picardie’ ending in the major key.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le premier nocturne de l’op.37, en sol mineur, très vocal, voit la lamentation chantée au soprano en de longues phrases, avec des ornements toujours plus élaborés. S’ensuit un choral en mi bémol majeur joué dans la moitié inférieure du clavier – d’où sa couleur ténébreuse. La lamentation revient mais, comme il l’a déjà fait auparavant, Chopin opte pour une «tierce de Picardie» s’achevant en majeur.

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

Das erste Nocturne op. 37 in g-Moll ist ausgesprochen gesanglich angelegt: die Sopranstimme singt ein Klagelied in langen Phrasen und die Verzierungen werden immer komplizierter. Darauf folgt ein Choral in Es-Dur, der in der unteren Hälfte der Tastatur gespielt wird und daher eine recht dunkle Farbe hat. Der Klagegesang kehrt wieder, doch wie es auch schon zuvor geschehen ist, bedient sich Chopin hier einer pikardischen Terz, was das Stück in Dur enden lässt.

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

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