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Nocturne No 6 in D flat major, Op 63
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The Nocturne No 6 in D flat major, Op 63, was written after a break of ten years, during which time both Fauré's parents died and he wrote his famous Requiem. It remains one of his most popular pieces for piano and a masterpiece in the piano literature. When asked where he found the inspiration to write the ecstatic opening, he replied ‘in the Simplon Tunnel’. One could write many words about this piece. Perhaps it is best simply to listen. As Nectoux points out, five years later Schoenberg wrote his Verklärte Nacht, and found this same ‘road of stars’ that we hear in the middle section, marked Allegro moderato.

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2013

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Details for CDA67064 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-91306
Duration
8'43
Recording date
8 September 1994
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (CDA66911/4)
    Disc 3 Track 6
    Release date: April 1995
    Deletion date: October 2013
    4CDs for the price of 3 — Superseded by CDS44601/4
  2. Fauré: Piano Music (CDA67064)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 1999
  3. Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (CDS44601/4)
    Disc 3 Track 6
    Release date: May 2014
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price) May 2014 Release
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