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Track(s) taken from CDS44351/66

Nocturne in C minor, KKIVb/8

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

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Recording details: October 1994
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Produced by Adam Abeshouse
Engineered by Adam Abeshouse
Release date: November 2008
Total duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds

Cover artwork: Frédéric Chopin in concert at the Hotel Lambert, Paris (1840) by Antar Teofil Kwiatowski (1809-1891)
Bibliothèque Polonaise, Paris / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Art Library, London
 
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Reviews

'Hyperion's big deal … Ohlsson is a powerful and committed player, and is afforded very good sound by the engineers … this is almost certainly how these pieces were played in Chopin's time' (The Mail on Sunday)

'This is an oustanding achievement, which any genuine Chopin lover and student of Romantic music should own … a landmark in the recording of Chopin's music … Garrick Ohlsson and Hyperion deserve the greatest success in bringing this important undertaking to such a consistently impressive conclusion' (International Record Review)

'An attractively priced box set … Ohlsson is in a class of his own' (Pianist)

'The collaborative works receive particularly rewarding performances … Ohlsson arguably offers more consistent artistry than Biret, Ashkenazy, Magaloff, and Harasiewicz' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Garrick Ohlsson’s complete survey of everything Chopin wrote for piano (including chamber music, songs, and for piano and orchestra) will delight the completist and the Chopin connoisseur. Ohlsson (who won the Chopin International Piano Competition in 1970) gives us accounts of this wondrous repertoire in weighty and commanding style, aristocratic and impulsive (but not lacking light and shade or contemplative contrasts) and, at times, very sensitive and searching. These vivid recordings were made in the second half of the 1990s and have previously appeared on the Arabesque label. They now sit very well in Hyperion’s catalogue' (ClassicalSource.com)
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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