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Night Stories - Nocturnes / Jenny Lin

Lin,Jenny
Release Date: 05/27/2014 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 98037   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinClaude DebussyGabriel FauréAlexander Glazunov,   ... 
Performer:  Jenny Lin
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The night has always been a time of enchantment; embodying the uncanny, but also the romantic side of human existence. For this Hänssler Classic release Jenny Lin has selected a program of night pieces that speak to both the sensual and more complex psychological aspects of nocturnal experiences – from Debussy’s "Clair de lune" to Arthur Lourié‘s "A Phoenix Park Nocturne" to Liszt's "Liebestraum" she evokes sounds, dancing, romance, far from everyday experiences, whispering of things hidden from the light of day. She evokes thoughts and visions from a shadowy realm that draws us into our inner world. A dramatically styled CD, expressive of human longing for the nocturnal side. - Hänssler Read more Classic, (Translated from German) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
3.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
4.
Les soirs qu'illuminait par l'ardeur du charbon by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; France 
5.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, Op. 33 no 3 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882; France 
6.
Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 31: no 3 in E major "La Nuit" by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
7.
La séparation for Piano in F minor by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Russia 
8.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Norway 
9.
Tone Pictures (3) for Piano, Op. 5: no 3, The Night Winds by Charles Tomlinson Griffes
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; USA 
10.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
11.
A Phoenix Park Nocturne by Arthur Vincent Lourié
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
12.
Nocturne for piano in B flat major, Op. 16/4 by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
13.
Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 5, In der Nacht by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
14.
Morceaux (2) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1, Nocturne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
15.
El castillo de Almodóvar, Op. 65: no 1, Silueta nocturna by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 

Sound Samples

Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune
Les soirs illumines par l'ardeur du charbon
Fantasiestucke, Op. 12: No. 5. In der Nacht
3 Studies, Op. 31: No. 3. Night
2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 1. Nocturne in F Major
Nocturne No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 33, No. 3
Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9, No. 1
Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
Lyric Pieces, Book 5, Op. 54: No. 4. Nocturne
El castillo de Almodovar, Op. 65: I. Silueta nocturna
Phoenix Park Nocturne
Miscellanea, Op. 16: No. 4. Nocturne in B-flat major
3 Tone-Pictures, Op. 5 (version for piano): 3 Tone-Pictures, Op. 5: No. 3. The Night Winds (version for piano)
La separation, "Nocturne in F Minor"
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A-Flat Major

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Lovely collection of solo piano night music from  June 30, 2014 By Warren Harris See All My Reviews "The premise of this recording, subtitled “Nocturnes”, is of pieces suited for the late night, works that belong in the late evening hours and that are reflective and that stir the soul. For the most part, I find myself less than pleased with such recordings, but Ms. Lin has chosen a very good collection of works that establish a mood path that makes this difficult to play in the background while doing other things at the same time. And the quality of her performance is striking and stirring. Her Debussy is soft yet strongly felt at the same time, and the two Chopin selections (Nocturne No. 1 and Nocturne No. 13) are extremely well played, capturing the unique essence at the core of these driven and gentle Chopin works. This listener was also extremely pleased with Grieg’s Nocturne Op. 54, No. 4, as well as Griffes’ “The Night Winds, Op. 5, No. 3”. The recording closes with a fine rendition of Liszt’s Liebestraum. The other Nocturnes on the CD are also well performed, but those were the standouts that captured my attention. I expected that I would be able to put this CD on in the background and do other things while listening, but that proved not to be the case, as there were too many interludes where I had to just pause and listen to Ms. Lin’s interpretation. This recording turned out to be a very pleasing thing indeed, and I do indeed recommend it." Report Abuse
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