Frédéric Chopin & John Field: The Complete Nocturnes

Frédéric Chopin & John Field: The Complete Nocturnes

by Bart van Oort

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Frédéric Chopin & John Field: The Complete Nocturnes

A wonderful idea brilliantly executed, Bart van Oort's four-disc set entitled The Art of the Nocturne is not only an in-depth examination of one of the most romantic of romantic musical forms, but also a really sexy set of seduction discs that cannot fail to warm even the coldest heart. The first disc in Oort's survey includes all the elegantly expressive Nocturnes of Irish-Russian composer John Field, the second and third discs include all the supremely sensual Nocturnes of Polish-French composer Frédéric Chopin, and the fourth disc includes individual Nocturnes by various contemporaries of Chopin, of whom the best known are Clara Schumann and Charles-Valentin Alkan and the least known is Ignacy Feliks Dobrzynski. Oort is a sensitive and soulful player with supple technique, and, thankfully, he simply plays the music and doesn't impose an interpretation on it. Played on a clear, warm 1837 Erard, Oort's superlative performances of Chopin's Nocturnes may not beat the best ever recorded, but in context of his unsurpassed performances of Field, Alkan, and, it goes without saying, Dobrzynski, they are completely convincing and entirely satisfying. Brilliant's sound is clean and open.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/28/2005
Label: Brilliant Classics
UPC: 0842977022025
catalogNumber: 92202
Rank: 84184

Tracks

  1. Nocturne No.1, for piano in E flat major, H. 24
  2. Nocturne No.2, for piano in C minor, H. 25
  3. Nocturne No.3, for piano in A flat major, H. 26
  4. Nocturne No.4, for piano in A major, H. 36
  5. Nocturne No.5, for piano in B flat major, H. 37
  6. Nocturne No.6, for piano in F major, H. 40
  7. Nocturne No.7, for piano in C major, H. 45
  8. Pastoral, for piano in A major (also known as "Nocturne No.8"), H. 14
  9. Romance, for piano in E flat major (also known as "Nocturne No.9"), H. 30
  10. Nocturne No.8, for piano in E minor, H. 46
  11. Nocturne No.11, for piano in E flat major, H. 56
  12. Nocturne No.12, for piano in G major, H. 58
  13. Nocturne No.13 ("Dernière pensée"), for piano in D minor, H. 59
  14. Nocturne No.16, for piano, 2 violins, viola & cello in F major, H. 62
  15. Grand Pastorale, for piano & orchestra, in E major, H. 54 (orch. part lost)
  16. Nocturne for piano No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
  17. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  18. Nocturne for piano No. 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
  19. Nocturne for piano No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
  20. Nocturne for piano No. 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  21. Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  22. Nocturne for piano No. 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
  23. Nocturne for piano No. 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
  24. Nocturne for piano No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
  25. Nocturne for piano No. 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  26. Nocturne for piano No. 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  27. Nocturne for piano No. 20 in C sharp minor, KK IVa/16, CT. 127 (B. 49)
  28. Nocturne for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
  29. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  30. Nocturne for piano No. 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
  31. Nocturne for piano No. 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
  32. Nocturne for piano No. 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  33. Nocturne for piano No. 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
  34. Nocturne for piano No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  35. Nocturne for piano No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  36. Nocturne for piano in C minor, KK IVb/8, CT. 128 (B. 108)
  37. Nocturne Alla Field in B flat major
  38. Nocturnes (2) for piano, Op. 121
  39. Soirées Musicales for piano, Op. 6: No. 2 Nocturne in F major
  40. Pièces de Fantasie (24), Book 3, for organ, Op. 54: Les Cloches du Monestère. Nocturne in D flat major
  41. Première pensée, nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op. 1
  42. Nocturne, for piano in B major No. 1, Op. 22
  43. Notturnino-innamorato, for piano in F sharp minor (Motifs 4/43), Op. 63/4/43
  44. Nocturne, for harp (or piano) in E flat major, G. vi62
  45. Nocturne for piano in A flat major ("Le Murmure")
  46. Nocturne for piano in G minor, Op. 21/1
  47. Nocturne for piano in E flat major, Op. 21/2
  48. Nocturne for piano in F minor, Op. 24/1
  49. Nocturne for piano in D flat major, Op. 24/2
  50. Pozegnanie, nocturne for piano in G minor

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