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Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2

composer
1846

 
The E major Nocturne sounds rich and expressive with its melody sung by a mezzo-soprano rather than a higher voice. In the turbulent middle section the left hand plays a melodic role as well, with the harmonic ‘stuffing’ lying in the inner voices. The return of the calmer section brings with it a good deal of resignation – perhaps what Chopin was feeling at the time.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en mi majeur exhale richesse et expressivité avec sa mélodie chantée au mezzo-soprano plutôt qu’à une voix plus aiguë. Dans la turbulente section centrale, la main gauche joue également un rôle mélodique, le «rembourrage» harmonique reposant dans les voix intérieures. Le retour de la section apaisée apporte son lot de résignation – peut-être ce que Chopin ressentait alors.

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

Die Melodie des E-Dur Nocturnes wird anstelle einer hohen Stimme von einer Mezzosopranstimme gesungen, was dem Stück eine besonders gehaltvolle und expressive Note verleiht. In dem turbulenten Mittelteil spielt die linke Hand ebenfalls eine melodische Rolle, so dass sich die harmonische „Füllung“ in den Mittelstimmen befindet. Die Rückkehr des ruhigeren Teils bringt ein gewisses Maß an Resignation mit sich – möglicherweise spiegelt das Chopins Gemütszustand zu jenem Zeitpunkt wider.

aus dem Begleittext von Angela Hewitt © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Chopin: Late Masterpieces
CDA67764
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)
Paderewski – His earliest recordings
APR6006for the price of 1 — Download only
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Details

Track 6 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [6'09] 2CDs
Track 6 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [7'30] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 8 on CDA67764 [5'47]
Track 10 on CDD22013 CD2 [5'39] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 8 on APR6006 CD1 [4'24] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 6 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [6'09] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDA67764 track 8

Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-76408
Duration
5'47
Recording date
6 May 2009
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Late Masterpieces (CDA67764)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: April 2010
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