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Nocturne in B flat minor, Op 9 No 1
composer
1830/2; published in 1832; dedicated to Camille Pleyel

Recordings
'Chopin: Nocturnes' (CDD22013)
Chopin: Nocturnes
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67371/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'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 3 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [5'59] 2CDs
Track 1 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [6'38] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 3 on CDD22013 CD1 [5'49] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 3 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [5'59] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in B flat minor, Op 9 No 1
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The Nocturne in B flat minor is sombre and plaintive, though Chopin ends the piece in major mode. The middle section is the most original: a melody presented in octaves with startling and rapid changes of harmony. It builds up to a pedal point (shadows of Bach) where for sixteen bars the harmony stays in D flat major, then chromatically returns to the tonic key. Sonority is of crucial importance here.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for CDA67371/2 disc 1 track 3
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-37103
Duration
5'59
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 3
    Release date: November 2004
    2CDs
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (SACDA67371/2)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: November 2004
    Deletion date: March 2009
    2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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