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Nocturne in C minor, KKIVb/8

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No 21; 1837 (possibly 1827); published in 1938; not authorized for release by Chopin

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: 2 minutes 46 seconds
 
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Nocturne in C minor KKIVb/8  [2'46]

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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)
Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturne in C minor was composed in 1837 when he was seventeen, though published only in 1938. It has grace and characteristic elegance, yet, naturally enough, lacks the expressive power of his mature works in this genre.

from notes by Max Harrison © 1986

Frédéric Chopin composa le Nocturne en ut mineur en 1837, à dix-sept ans – l’œuvre ne fut publiée qu’en 1938. Elle possède une certaine grâce, une élégance typique, mais ne dégage pas, bien sûr, la puissance expressive des nocturnes de la maturité de Chopin.

extrait des notes rédigées par Max Harrison © 1986
Français: Hypérion

Frédéric Chopins Nocturne in c-Moll entstand 1837, als er siebzehn Jahre alt war, wurde jedoch erst 1938 veröffentlicht. Sie ist anmutig und von typischer Eleganz, doch mangelt es ihr zwangsläufig an der Ausdruckskraft seiner reifen Werke dieser Gattung.

aus dem Begleittext von Max Harrison © 1986
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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