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Track(s) taken from CDA67764

Nocturne in E major, Op 62 No 2


Stephen Hough (piano)
Recording details: May 2009
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Simon Eadon
Release date: April 2010
Total duration: 5 minutes 47 seconds

Cover artwork: Untitled (1953/4) by Mark Rothko (1903-1970)
© 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko. DACS. Art Institute of Chicago. www.artic.edu/aic / Photograph by Grant Hiroshima

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Angela Hewitt (piano)
Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Lívia Rév (piano)
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

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