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Nocturne in F major, Op 15 No 1

1830/2; dedicated to Ferdinand Hiller

The Nocturne in F major is in A–B–A form, beginning with a disarmingly simple melody over a sustained bass containing triplets to fill out the harmonies. It is a beautiful study in line. The serenity is then interrupted by the middle section which not only throws us into the minor key, but also into high drama and is marked con fuoco (with fire).

from notes by Angela Hewitt © 2004

Le Nocturne en fa majeur, de forme ABA, s’ouvre sur une mélodie d’une simplicité désarmante posée sur une basse tenue, dotée de triolets pour combler les harmonies. C’est une superbe étude de ligne. La sérénité est alors interrompue par la section centrale qui nous propulse dans la tonalité mineure, mais aussi dans un drame intense, et est marquée con fuoco (avec feu).

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

Das Nocturne in F-Dur steht in A–B–A Form und beginnt mit einer unwiderstehlich schlichten Melodie über einem ausgehaltenem Bass mit Triolen, die die harmonische Lücke füllen. Es ist dies eine wunderbare Etüde der Melodieführung. Die Gelassenheit wird dann von dem Mittelteil unterbrochen, der uns nicht nur ziemlich plötzlich nach Moll befördert sondern auch hochdramatisch und mit con fuoco (mit Feuer) überschrieben ist.

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


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)
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted


Track 6 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [4'47] 2CDs
Track 4 on CDS44351/66 CD8 [5'33] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 6 on CDD22013 CD1 [5'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 6 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [4'47] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

Track-specific metadata for CDD22013 disc 1 track 6

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 6
    Release date: November 1989
    Deletion date: April 1998
    2CDs Superseded by CDD22013
  2. Chopin: Nocturnes (CDD22013)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: April 1998
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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