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Nocturne in G major, Op 37 No 2
composer
1839

Recordings
'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
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'The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald' (APR5531)
The Piano G & Ts, Vol. 1 – Vladimir de Pachmann, Aleksander Michalowski & Landon Ronald
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 14 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [4'57] 2CDs
Track 12 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [7'44] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 4 on CDD22013 CD2 [5'52] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 6 on APR5531 [4'37]
Track 14 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [4'57] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDD22013 disc 2 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34204
Duration
5'52
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 4
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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