Nocturne in B major, Op 32 No 1

composer
1836/7

 
The unusual thing about the Nocturne in B major is that the ending, with its sinister, threatening drumbeats and rather angry recitative, comes in complete contrast to the serene beginning. But it also transforms what could be a rather uneventful work into something much more meaningful.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en si majeur est insolite en ce que sa conclusion, aux battements de tambour sinistres, menaçants, et au récitatif plutôt furieux, contraste totalement avec son ouverture sereine, transformant ce qui pourrait être une œuvre assez terne en quelque chose de bien plus profond.

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Das Ungewöhnliche an dem ersten in H-Dur ist dass der Schluss mit seinem unheimlichen, drohenden Trommelschlägen und recht zornigen Rezitativ im völligen Gegensatz zu dem heiteren Anfang steht. Dabei wird jedoch auch ein zunächst fast belangloses Werk in etwas viel Aussagekräftigeres verwandelt.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Chopin: Nocturnes
CDD220132CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
Studio Master: CDA67371/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: The Complete Works
CDS44351/6616CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings
APR7502Download only
Michael Zadora – The complete recordings
APR6008for the price of 1 — Download only
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Details

Track 11 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [4'48] 2CDs
Track 9 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [5'46] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 11 on CDD22013 CD1 [4'43] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 4 on APR6008 CD1 [4'01] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 13 on APR7502 CD1 [4'30] Download only
Track 11 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [4'48] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for APR7502 disc 1 track 13

Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-12-50113
Duration
4'30
Recording date
3 May 1940
Recording venue
London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Eileen Joyce – The complete Parlophone & Columbia solo recordings (APR7502)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: September 2011
    Deletion date: April 2014
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