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Track(s) taken from CDA67371/2

Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2

composer
1846

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 9 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 E major Nocturne sounds rich and expressive with its melody sung by a mezzo-soprano rather than a higher voice. In the turbulent middle section the left hand plays a melodic role as well, with the harmonic ‘stuffing’ lying in the inner voices. The return of the calmer section brings with it a good deal of resignation – perhaps what Chopin was feeling at the time.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en mi majeur exhale richesse et expressivité avec sa mélodie chantée au mezzo-soprano plutôt qu’à une voix plus aiguë. Dans la turbulente section centrale, la main gauche joue également un rôle mélodique, le «rembourrage» harmonique reposant dans les voix intérieures. Le retour de la section apaisée apporte son lot de résignation – peut-être ce que Chopin ressentait alors.

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

Die Melodie des E-Dur Nocturnes wird anstelle einer hohen Stimme von einer Mezzosopranstimme gesungen, was dem Stück eine besonders gehaltvolle und expressive Note verleiht. In dem turbulenten Mittelteil spielt die linke Hand ebenfalls eine melodische Rolle, so dass sich die harmonische „Füllung“ in den Mittelstimmen befindet. Die Rückkehr des ruhigeren Teils bringt ein gewisses Maß an Resignation mit sich – möglicherweise spiegelt das Chopins Gemütszustand zu jenem Zeitpunkt wider.

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

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