Chopin: The Nocturnes

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/19/1996
  • Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • UPC: 028944709629
  • Catalog Number: 447096
  • Sales rank: 137,873

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 9, CT 108-110 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (16:44)
  2. 4–6 Nocturnes (3) for piano, Op. 15, CT111-113 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (12:14)
  3. 7–8 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 27, CT 114-115 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (11:48)
  4. 9–10 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 32, CT 116-117 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (9:42)
Disc 2
  1. 1–2 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 37, CT 118-119 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (11:44)
  2. 3–4 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 48, CT 120-121 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (14:03)
  3. 5–6 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 55, CT 122-123 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (9:32)
  4. 7–8 Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 62, CT 124-125 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (12:25)
  5. 8 Nocturne for piano E minor, KK IV/b, CT 128 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (4:08)
  6. 9 Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor, KK Anh.Ia/6 (doubtful) - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (4:02)
  7. 10 Nocturne for piano in C minor, KK IVb/8, CT 128 - Frédéric Chopin & Christopher Alder (2:47)
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Album Credits

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Maria João Pires Primary Artist
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Chopin's Nocturnes as Songs for the Gloaming

    Maria João Pires is a pianist of subtle gifts and finds her niche in this popular recording of the twenty-one Nocturnes by Frédéric Chopin. And if ever there were a definitive mood for the setting of these beautiful, varied pieces it surely is in the hands of Pires. Other pianists may search for and find alternative phrasings to please the ear of their followers, but as for a presentation of the entire set of Nocturnes few can compete with this elegant performance. Pires plays with full command of both hands: one hand does not accompany the other as in the playing of some other pianists. Pires produces a rich palette of timbre and nuance and that approach is particularly appropriate for this opus by Chopin the pianist. The pacing of each nocturne seems to assuredly glide into the one that follows and the spaciousness allowed by the 2 CD format allows all the suspense and relaxation before an after each number. This is a fine recording, one of the best of the entire set of Nocturnes, and Maria João Pires deserves the accolades garnered from this special album. Highly Recommended. Grady Harp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HONESTLY, SIMPLY GENIAL

    Beyond the excellence of the recording and the flawlessness of her technique, Pires' simply honest and genial interpretation pays the highest hommage to Chopin's Nocturnes that has ever been recorded. Muito Obrigado pela sua sinceridade, Maestra! Bravissimo!!

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    Posted September 25, 2009

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