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Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2
composer
1843; dedicated to Jane Stirling

Recordings
'Alfred Cortot – The Late Recordings, Vol. 1 – 1947 Schumann, Chopin & Debussy' (APR5571)
Alfred Cortot – The Late Recordings, Vol. 1 – 1947 Schumann, Chopin & Debussy
APR5571  Download only  
'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 4 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [4'57] 2CDs
Track 4 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [5'12] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 8 on CDD22013 CD2 [5'20] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 15 on APR5571 [4'25] Download only
Track 16 on APR5571 [4'29] Download only
Track 4 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [4'57] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in E flat major, Op 55 No 2
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The E flat major Nocturne is announced by a solo high B flat in the right hand. The rhapsodic yearning expressed in this work, and the mastery of counterpoint and rhythm that produces it result in a wondrous piece. How far we have come from those early Nocturnes! The long lines, the uninterrupted flow of ideas, the dialogue between the upper voices that is passionate and spontaneous, the fluidity of the left hand while outlining such rich harmonies, and the poetry of it all give us Chopin at his best. The Op 55 Nocturnes were dedicated to Jane Stirling, his Scottish student and admirer.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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