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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
Buy by post £20.00 CDA67371/2  2CDs   Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
CKD248  Download only  
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Paderewski – His final recordings' (APR5636)
Paderewski – His final recordings
APR5636  Download only  
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]
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

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 APR5636 track 8
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-09-63608
Duration
5'37
Recording date
15 November 1938
Recording venue
HMV, United Kingdom
Recording producer
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Hyperion usage
  1. Paderewski – His final recordings (APR5636)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2009
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