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Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2
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The Nocturne in G major is a barcarolle, and a sunny one at that. It is also an étude in double notes. The major problem facing the interpreter is to find a tempo at which the beginning is playable, and the lyrical section with which it alternates doesn’t drag too much, even though it is marked sostenuto. Chopin builds up the tension at the end, pausing on a diminished seventh chord, but then releases it in the most natural of ways. This set was entitled Les Soupirs by Chopin’s publisher in England. How he must have loved being asked to play his ‘Second Sigh’ by English ladies!

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for SACDA67371/2 disc 1 track 14
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ISRC
GB-AJY-04-37114
Duration
4'57
Recording date
20 November 2003
Recording venue
Reitstadel, Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany
Recording producer
Ludger Böckenhoff
Recording engineer
Ludger Böckenhoff
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  1. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (CDA67371/2)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2004
    2CDs
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus (SACDA67371/2)
    Disc 1 Track 14
    Release date: November 2004
    Deletion date: March 2009
    2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted
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