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Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1
composer
1846

Recordings
'Chopin: Late Masterpieces' (CDA67764)
Chopin: Late Masterpieces
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'Chopin: Nocturnes' (CDD22013)
Chopin: Nocturnes
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (CDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
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'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Paderewski – His final recordings' (APR5636)
Paderewski – His final recordings
APR5636  Download only  
'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 5 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [7'29] 2CDs
Track 5 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [9'09] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 7 on CDA67764 [6'44] Please, someone, buy me …
Track 9 on CDD22013 CD2 [7'01] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 6 on CKD248 [8'35] Download only
Track 8 on APR5636 [5'37] Download only
Track 5 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [7'29] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in B major, Op 62 No 1
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The Nocturne in B major is as contrapuntal as anything Chopin ever wrote, with the left hand playing a much bigger role than simply accompanying. The phrases seem unending, one overlapping into the next. The middle section is totally operatic, with the melody boldly sustained over syncopated chords. When we return to the opening material, the melody is richly ornamented with trills and flourishes. As with Bach, the ornamentation is not just superimposed, but rather part of the melodic line itself. A short bridge section after an expressive pause wanders gradually back to the tonic. The coda is dream-like and solitary.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for CDD22013 disc 2 track 9
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34209
Duration
7'01
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 9
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 2 Track 9
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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