Hyperion Records

Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2
EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
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

Track-specific metadata
Click track numbers opposite to select

Details for CDS44351/66 disc 8 track 12
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35812
Duration
7'44
Recording date
5 October 1994
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 8 Track 12
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch