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Nocturne in C minor, KKIVb/8

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No 21; 1837 (possibly 1827); published in 1938; not authorized for release by Chopin; primary composition is probably by Charlotte de Rothschild

 
Although we have three manuscripts in Chopin’s hand of the Nocturne in C minor, the Swiss musicologist Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger has recently established that both this nocturne and the Waltz in A minor, Op posth., were composed primarily by Chopin’s pupil Charlotte de Rothschild in 1847. Chopin’s manuscripts of these works offer rare insight into how he taught composition—and why he did so: a pupil’s thorough formation at the keyboard required some grasp of musical composition. For at least some of his skilled amateur students, then, ‘pianist’ likely meant ‘pianist-composer’, just as it did for their illustrious teacher.

from notes by Jeffrey Kallberg © 2021

Si nous avons trois manuscrits de la main de Chopin pour le Nocturne en ut mineur, le musicologue suisse Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger a récemment établi que ce nocturne comme la Valse en la mineur, op. posthume, furent composés essentiellement par l’élève de Chopin Charlotte de Rothschild en 1847. Les manuscrits de Chopin pour ces œuvres nous donnent un rare aperçu de la façon dont il enseignait la composition—et de la raison pour laquelle il procédait ainsi: la formation pianistique approfondie d’un élève impliquait une certaine maîtrise de la composition musicale. Pour au moins quelques-uns de ses élèves amateurs de talent, à l’époque «pianiste» signifiait probablement «pianiste-compositeur», comme pour leur illustre professeur.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeffrey Kallberg © 2021
Français: Marie-Stella Pâris

Obwohl es drei Manuskripte des Nocturnes c-Moll in Chopins Handschrift gibt, hat der Schweizer Musikwissenschaftler Jean-Jacques Eigeldinger kürzlich festgestellt, dass sowohl dieses Nocturne als auch der Walzer a-Moll, op. posth., hauptsächlich von Chopins Schülerin Charlotte de Rothschild im Jahr 1847 komponiert wurden. Chopins Manuskripte dieser Werke bieten einen seltenen Einblick, wie er Komposition lehrte, und warum er dies tat: die gründliche Ausbildung eines Klavierschülers erforderte ein gewisses Verständnis für Komposition. Zumindest für einige seiner begabten Laienschüler bedeutete „Pianist“ also wahrscheinlich „Pianist und Komponist“, genau wie für ihren berühmten Lehrer.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeffrey Kallberg © 2021
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

Recordings

Chopin: Nocturnes
CDA68351/22CDs Available Friday 29 October 2021
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)
For Children
CDH55194
Chopin: Nocturnes & Impromptus
This album is not yet available for downloadSACDA67371/22CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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Track 9 on CDA68351/2 CD2 [2'45] 2CDs Available Friday 29 October 2021
Track 2 on CDA67371/2 CD1 [2'46] 2CDs
Track 8 on CDS44351/66 CD9 [3'31] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 9 on CDH55194 [2'50]
Track 2 on CDD22013 CD2 [2'50] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 2 on SACDA67371/2 CD1 [2'46] 2CDs Super-Audio CD — Deleted

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