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Nocturne No 4 in E flat major, Op 36


The Fourth Nocturne is one of the ‘happy’ Nocturnes. It begins in a mood of quiet contentment with a theme of innocent joy, and the tolling minims in the rippling E flat minor middle section, whilst rising to a climax of romantic ardour, do not in any way disturb the gentle happiness of the piece.

from notes by Ted Perry © 1999

Le Quatrième nocturne est un nocturne «heureux». Il commence, dans une atmosphère de paisible contentement, par un thème de joie innocente, et les blanches carillonnantes de la section centrale ondoyante en mi bémol mineur atteignent à un apogée d’ardeur romantique, sans pour autant troubler le doux bonheur de la pièce.

extrait des notes rédigées par Ted Perry © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Das Vierte Nocturne ist ein „frohes“ Nachtstück. Es setzt in einer Atmosphäre stiller Zufriedenheit mit einem unschuldig freudigen Thema ein, und die wie Geläut klingenden halben Noten im leicht bewegten Mittelteil in es Moll steigern sich zwar zu einem Höhepunkt romantischer Inbrunst, stören jedoch keineswegs die sanfte Glückseligkeit dieses Stücks.

aus dem Begleittext von Ted Perry © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


Fauré: Piano Music
Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano
CDS44601/44CDs Boxed set (at a special price)


Track 6 on CDA67064 [7'43]
Track 4 on CDS44601/4 CD3 [7'43] 4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)

Track-specific metadata for CDA66911/4 disc 3 track 4

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 4
    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    4CDs for the price of 3 — Superseded by CDS44601/4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 6
    Release date: February 1999
  3. Fauré: The Complete Music for Piano (CDS44601/4)
    Disc 3 Track 4
    Release date: May 2014
    4CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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