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Nocturne in A flat major, Op 32 No 2
composer
1836/7

Recordings
'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
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'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 12 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [5'21] 2CDs
Track 10 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [5'48] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 1 on CDD22013 CD2 [5'21] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 12 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [5'21] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in A flat major, Op 32 No 2
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The Nocturne in A flat major was much later incorporated in an orchestral version into Fokine’s ballet Les Sylphides; I admit that this was how I first became acquainted with it so, like it or not, it is forever associated in my mind with the dance. The middle section in particular lends itself to this feeling with its lightly tripping triplets that become increasingly intense and wild, so much so as to bring back the opening theme fortissimo and appassionato. But Chopin gradually calms down, and closes the Nocturne with the same two-bar cadence and reverential gesture with which it opened.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for CDD22013 disc 2 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34201
Duration
5'21
Recording date
4 September 1988
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDA66341/2)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 2 Track 1
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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