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Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16
composer
No 20; 1830; published in 1875

Recordings
'Chopin: Nocturnes' (CDD22013)
Chopin: Nocturnes
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248  Download only  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 1 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [3'53] 2CDs
Track 9 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [4'46] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 2 on CDD22013 CD1 [3'41] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 7 on CKD248 [5'32] Download only
Track 1 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [3'53] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Lento con espressione in C sharp minor 'Nocturne', KKIVa/16
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The Nocturne in C sharp minor was published in 1875 and was not given the title ‘Nocturne’ by Chopin. He wrote it for his sister Ludwika while in Vienna in 1830, telling her to learn it before she practised his Second Concerto (perhaps a mischievous comment?). It does indeed include several references to that work as well as an echo of his song Zyczenie (‘The Wish’). The section beginning at bar 21 was originally written in two different metres simultaneously, no doubt confusing most people, and he later simplified it. This piece has become very popular with students and amateurs, who struggle to put thirty-five notes in the right hand against four in the left in the final scales – a good starting point for what is to come in the rest of the Nocturnes.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for SACDA67371/2 disc 1 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-37101
Duration
3'53
Recording date
20 November 2003
Recording venue
Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (CDA67371/2)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2004
    2CDs
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (SACDA67371/2)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2004
    Deletion date: March 2009
    2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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