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Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No 1

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1843; dedicated to Jane Stirling

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 38 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 Nocturne in F minor begins simply with a swinging bass, but in a quicker tempo than the C minor Nocturne. Things get almost military-sounding in the middle, but not for long; the song-like opening returns, dissolving quickly into triplets that take us to the top of the keyboard, before harp-like chords bring the piece to a close.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en fa mineur s’ouvre simplement sur une basse rythmée, mais dans un tempo plus rapide que celui du Nocturne et ut mineur. Au milieu, les choses prennent une tournure quasi militaire, mais cela ne dure pas; la mélodie revient, pour se dissoudre rapidement en triolets qui nous entraînent en haut du claiver, avant que des accords de type harpe ne viennent clore la pièce.

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

Das Nocturne in f-Moll beginnt einfach mit einem swingenden Bass, jedoch in einem schnelleren Tempo als das c-Moll Nocturne. Im Mittelteil wird das Ganze fast militärisch, jedoch nicht für lange; der liedhafte Anfang kehrt zurück, löst sich umgehend in Triolen auf und bewegt sich bis in die höchsten Höhen des Klaviers, bevor harfenähnliche Akkorde das Stück beenden.

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

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