Czerny: Nocturnes

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Czerny: Nocturnes
Roberte Mamou (piano)

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Release Date: Friday 16 February 2024

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Czerny is remembered as Beethoven's favoured interpreter of his own piano works and is well known as Liszt's teacher, but it is for his pedagogic works, still in use to this day, that he continues to enjoy renown. The Nocturnes offer a less familiar view of Czerny. These sensitively shaped, small-scale Biedermeier compositions offered domestic households the opportunity to savour their sense of delicacy and enigmatic mood changes. The Op. 604 set is rather more robust than Op. 368, which is exquisitely sensitive, but equally convincing in characterisation and scope.

"Mamou gives it her best shot but there's little she can do with it beyond the propriety and grace that informs all her playing. If at the end of the day one yearns for a bit of extra magic, Horowitzstyle, well, that's like asking for the moon, is it not?" Gramophone


Huit Nocturnes, Op. 368

Nocturne sentimental et brillant sur la Valse Alexandra, un motif favori de Strauss, in A flat major, Op. 537 (pub. 1931)

Huit Nocturnes romantiques de différents caractères,
Op. 604