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Nocturne in B major, Op 9 No 3
composer
1830/2; published in 1832; dedicated to Camille Pleyel

Recordings
'Chopin: Preludes' (CKD475)
Chopin: Preludes
CKD475  Download only 20 October 2014 Release  
'Chopin: Nocturnes' (CDD22013)
Chopin: Nocturnes
Buy by post £10.50 CDD22013  2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)  
'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
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Walter Gieseking – The complete Homocord recordings and other rarities' (APR6013)
Walter Gieseking – The complete Homocord recordings and other rarities
APR6013  for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 30 on CKD475 [6'56] Download only 20 October 2014 Release
Track 5 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [6'20] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [6'50] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 5 on CDD22013 CD1 [6'53] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 6 on APR6013 CD1 [4'44] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 5 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [6'20] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in B major, Op 9 No 3
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The third Nocturne in the set, in B major, is already much more adventurous and mature. It is marked allegretto and scherzando, two indications which need to be heeded to the letter. Chopin is also incredibly precise with his phrasing and articulation marks, giving us all the indications we need to shape the melody properly. It can drive us to distraction memorizing all the slight variants each time the theme is presented, especially when we think that Chopin himself probably never played it the same way twice. The middle section, a dramatic agitato, turns to the minor key, with a swirling, ominous accompaniment, and syncopated chords in the right hand. A sudden and brief transition brings us back to the major, and a particularly beautiful coda.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDD22013 disc 1 track 5
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34105
Duration
6'53
Recording date
4 September 1988
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDA66341/2)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Licensing
1.DVD Rijksmuseum Collection
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