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Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op 48 No 2
composer
1841; published 1842

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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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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Details
Track 2 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [6'56] 2CDs
Track 2 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [8'39] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 6 on CDD22013 CD2 [8'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 2 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [6'56] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op 48 No 2
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The F sharp minor Nocturne is melancholic but not totally without hope. The flowing outer sections are contrasted by a recitative-like section in which the composer wanted the first two chords to sound like an order from a tyrant, and the answer begging for mercy. The most expressive part of this piece is the final page where the same descending chromatic line appears twice, harmonized differently. The set is dedicated to Mlle Laure Duperré, a student of Chopin.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for CDS44351/66 disc 9 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35902
Duration
8'39
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 9 Track 2
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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