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Nocturne in F sharp minor, Op 48 No 2

composer
1841; published 1842

 
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

Le Nocturne en fa dièse mineur est mélancolique, mais pas totalement désespéré. Aux fluides sections extrêmes s’oppose une section de type récitatif, dont les deux permiers accords doivent, nous dit Chopin, sonner comme l’ordre d’un tyran, cependant que la réponse implore la miséricorde. La partie la plus expressive de cette pièce est la page finale, où la même ligne chromatique descendante apparaît sous deux harmonisations différentes. Cet opus est dédié à Mlle Laure Duperré, élève de Chopin.

extrait des notes rédigées par Angela Hewitt © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Das Nocturne in fis-Moll ist melancholisch, aber nicht ganz ohne Hoffnung. Die fließenden Außenteile sind einer rezitativartigen Passage gegenübergestellt, in der der Komponist die ersten beiden Akkorde wie den Befehl eines Tyrannen plante, auf die dann eine um Gnade flehende Antwort folgen sollte. Der expressivste Teil dieses Stückes ist die letzte Seite, wo dieselbe absteigende chromatische Linie zweimal erscheint, doch unterschiedlich harmonisiert ist. Diese beiden Nocturnes sind Mlle Laure Duperré, eine Schülerin Chopins, gewidmet.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Chopin: Nocturnes
CDD220132CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
Studio Master: CDA67371/22CDsStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Chopin: The Complete Works
CDS44351/6616CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs 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

Track-specific metadata 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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