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Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1
composer
No 19; 1827; published in 1855 by Julian Fontana

Recordings
'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
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'Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus' (SACDA67371/2)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
SACDA67371/2  2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted  
Details
Track 7 on CDA67371/2 CD2 [4'54] 2CDs
Track 7 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [4'50] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 1 on CDD22013 CD1 [4'39] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 7 on SACDA67371/2 CD2 [4'54] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1
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The Nocturne in E minor, Op 72 No 1 was published six years after Chopin’s death and it is still not clear when it was written. Some experts believe it to be among the earliest of his compositions, perhaps dating from 1827. Others believe it to date from the last years of his life (substantiated by Liszt’s claim that the last of his Nocturnes was still in manuscript at the time of his death). The autograph has been lost. The form could certainly be that of an early work, but somehow the melodic material, rather than merely being slightly melancholic, seems to utter a haunting farewell.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

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Details for CDA66341/2 disc 1 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-34101
Duration
4'39
Recording date
4 September 1988
Recording venue
Recording producer
Martin Compton
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDA66341/2)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Licensing
1.Audio tour Tate Britain: permanent collection
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