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

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
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67371/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
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

Track-specific metadata
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Details for CDD22013 disc 2 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34206
Duration
8'07
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 6
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 2 Track 6
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Licensing
1.Audio tour Tate Britain: permanent collection
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