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Nocturne No 2 in B minor


The Nocturne No 2 in B minor (1901) emulates the grander Chopin nocturnes, especially in it its contrasting ‘prayerful’ section, whose arpeggiated chords recall those of Chopin’s C minor Nocturne Op 48 No 1. This section carries further markings such as quasi fiati (woodwind) and quasi organo, before it develops into ever more luxuriant decorations.

from notes by David Fanning © 2011

Le Nocturne no 2 en si mineur (1901) démarque les nocturnes chopiniens, plus grandioses, surtout dans sa section contrastive «orante», dont les accords arpégés rappellent ceux du Nocturne en ut mineur op. 48 no 1 de Chopin. Cette section est, par ailleurs, marquée quasi fiati (instruments à vent en bois) et quasi organo, avant de se développer en fioritures toujours plus luxuriantes.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Fanning © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Die Nocturne Nr. 2 in h-Moll (1901) orientiert sich an den größeren Nocturnes von Chopin vor allem in ihrem kontrastierenden „Gebetsteil“, dessen Arpeggienakkorde an diejenigen in Chopins Nocturne in c-Moll op. 48 Nr. 1 erinnern. Dieser Abschnitt hat weitere Vortragsbezeichnungen wie quasi fiati (Holzbläser) und quasi organo, bevor er zu luxuriöseren Verzierungen übergeht.

aus dem Begleittext von David Fanning © 2011
Deutsch: Henning Weber


Balakirev: Piano Sonata & other works
Studio Master: CDA67806Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67806 track 5

Recording date
4 March 2010
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Balakirev: Piano Sonata & other works (CDA67806)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: February 2011
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