Chopin: Nocturnes / Ivan Moravec, piano

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

One of the first recordings that earned Ivan Moravec acclaim and secured him a position among the finest pianists of the 20th century was the album of the complete Chopin Nocturnes made in 1965 in New York (Steinway) and at Vienna's Konzerthaus (Bösendorfer) for the Connoisseur Society label. Many critics have branded this recording a benchmark and consider it the ultimate account of the Nocturnes; in the words of Henry Fogel: "This is playing that draws the listener deeply into the music - you are not drawn into Moravec's achievement, but Chopin's." Ivan Moravec presents the Nocturnes in an admirable scale of colors and dynamics (down to astonishingly tender, barely touched tones), with the music flowing so naturally that it seems as though there are no bars or individual notes. Supraphon is re-releasing this legendary recording with a sensitively remastered sound, which brings out to the full the wealth of tone colors of Moravec's piano.

Sunday Times, June 2012
The sound quality is startlingly good, capturing all the richness, warmth and immediacy of the two instruments..Then there's the surely peerless singing quality of Moravec's playing. It allows every piece simply and affectingly to weave its hypnotic, sweetly sad magic.

American Record Guide, November/December 2012
We have always viewed this as one of the greatest Chopin recordings of all time - and not just for the wonderful sound. The pianist has a beautiful touch, plenty of mood and atmosphere, and infinite nuances. The purity of his tone will make you shiver. He is expressive, and his playing is luminous. Lightness and weight are both here and both in the right places. So this is something you must have if you like Chopin.



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Works Details

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9/1, CT. 108
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 3 in B major, Op. 9/3, CT. 110
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 6 in G minor, Op. 15/3, CT. 113
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/1, CT. 114
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 9 in B major, Op. 32/1, CT. 116
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 10 in A flat major, Op. 32/2, CT. 117
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 11 in G minor, Op. 37/1, CT. 118
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 12 in G major, Op. 37/2, CT. 119
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 13 in C minor, Op. 48/1, CT. 120
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 14 in F sharp minor, Op. 48/2, CT. 121
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 16 in E flat major, Op. 55/2, CT. 123
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 17 in B major, Op. 62/1, CT. 124
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 18 in E major, Op. 62/2, CT. 125
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 19 in E minor, Op. 72/1, CT. 126
  • Performer: Ivan Moravec (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1829