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Nocturne in F minor, Op 55 No 1

composer
1843; dedicated to Jane Stirling

 
The Nocturne in F minor begins simply with a swinging bass, but in a quicker tempo than the C minor Nocturne. Things get almost military-sounding in the middle, but not for long; the song-like opening returns, dissolving quickly into triplets that take us to the top of the keyboard, before harp-like chords bring the piece to a close.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en fa mineur s’ouvre simplement sur une basse rythmée, mais dans un tempo plus rapide que celui du Nocturne et ut mineur. Au milieu, les choses prennent une tournure quasi militaire, mais cela ne dure pas; la mélodie revient, pour se dissoudre rapidement en triolets qui nous entraînent en haut du claiver, avant que des accords de type harpe ne viennent clore la pièce.

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

Das Nocturne in f-Moll beginnt einfach mit einem swingenden Bass, jedoch in einem schnelleren Tempo als das c-Moll Nocturne. Im Mittelteil wird das Ganze fast militärisch, jedoch nicht für lange; der liedhafte Anfang kehrt zurück, löst sich umgehend in Triolen auf und bewegt sich bis in die höchsten Höhen des Klaviers, bevor harfenähnliche Akkorde das Stück beenden.

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)
Alfred Cortot – The Late Recordings, Vol. 1 – 1947 Schumann, Chopin & Debussy
APR5571Download only
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Details

Track 3 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [4'38] 2CDs
Track 3 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [5'45] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 7 on CDD22013 CD2 [4'18] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 14 on APR5571 [4'24] Download only
Track 3 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [4'38] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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