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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
'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
MP3 £45.00FLAC £45.00ALAC £45.00Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for download 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]
Track 16 on APR5571 [4'29]
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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Details for APR5571 track 16
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-02-57116
Duration
4'29
Recording date
15 October 1947
Recording venue
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
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