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

Recordings
'Chopin: Préludes' (CKD475)
Chopin: Préludes
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'Chopin: Nocturnes' (CDD22013)
Chopin: Nocturnes
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00Buy 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
MP3 £7.99FLAC £7.99ALAC £7.99 APR6013  for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for download 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

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