Chopin: Nocturnes Nos.1-19

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Chopin: Nocturnes Nos.1-19 1:31:17 $17.98
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# Track Title Length Format Sample Rate Price
1 Nocturne No.1 en si bemol mineur Op.9 No.1 5:10 96/24 Album only
2 Nocturne No.2 en mi bemol majeur Op.9 No.2 4:11 96/24 Album only
3 Nocturne No.3 en si majeur Op.9 No.3 6:14 96/24 Album only
4 Nocturne No.4 en fa majeur Op.15 No.1 3:45 96/24 Album only
5 Nocturne No.5 en fa diese majeur Op.15 No.2 3:28 96/24 Album only
6 Nocturne No.6 en sol mineur Op.15 No.3 4:01 96/24 Album only
7 Nocturne No.7 en ut diese mineur Op.27 No.1 4:52 96/24 Album only
8 Nocturne No.8 en re bemol majeur Op.27 No.2 5:30 96/24 Album only
9 Nocturne No.9 en si majeur Op.32 No.1 3:57 96/24 Album only
10 Nocturne No.10 en la bemol majeur Op.32 No.2 4:52 96/24 Album only
11 Nocturne No.11 en sol mineur Op.37 No.1 4:54 96/24 Album only
12 Nocturne No.12 en sol majeur Op.37 No.2 5:15 96/24 Album only
13 Nocturne No.13 en ut mineur Op.48 No.1 6:30 96/24 Album only
14 Nocturne No.14 en fa diese mineur Op.48 No.2 6:13 96/24 Album only
15 Nocturne No.15 en fa mineur Op.55 No.1 4:20 96/24 Album only
16 Nocturne No.16 en mi bemol majeur Op.55 No.2 3:54 96/24 Album only
17 Nocturne No.17 en si majeur Op.62 No.1 5:44 96/24 Album only
18 Nocturne No.18 en mi majeur Op.62 No.2 5:15 96/24 Album only
19 Nocturne No.19 en mi mineur Op.72 No.1 3:12 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1966, 2011 EMI Music France

Creating atmospheric music engulfed with refined nuance, virtuoso pianist Samson Francois interprets Chopin’s elegant Nocturnes. An artistic triumph, the remastered album possesses the most remarkable sound quality. Francois executes each piece the way Chopin intended them to be played. A must-own for any audiophile collection.

About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI's archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording's job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.

In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.

Simon Gibson, January 2012