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2 thoughts on “ Nocturne In B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1 - Chopin* / Claudio Arrau - Arrau Edition (Vinyl, LP) ”
The Nocturne in B-flat minor, Op.9, No.1 is actually not Chopin's earliest work in the form: the E Minor Nocturne published posthumously as Op, No.1 was composed in , some three full years earlier.
I've owned Arrau's nocturnes ever since they were first released on vinyl. They are an old man's Chopin, in the best sense--reflective, melancholy, aching. Arrau investigates the local detail in these inexhaustible pieces to a degree just short--an important qualification--of mannered, and so may not be to everyone's taste (compared, say, to.