John Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes, Sonatas (6CD)

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Artist:
Benjamin Frith, Northern Sinfonia, David Haslam

Irish by birth, John Field gained an international reputation as one of the finest pianists of his time, with an influential delicacy and nuance in his playing that is expressed in his innovative and poetically lyrical Nocturnes. Field’s earlier Sonatas are more classical in feel, but their sense of flow and dramatic narrative exhibit qualities that are developed and given added virtuoso panache in his fine Piano Concertos, works admired by Liszt, Chopin and Schumann. ‘Benjamin Frith has done a stellar job in bringing these concertos into the sunlight, brilliantly supported by the Northern Sinfonia under David Haslam’ (Pianist magazine).

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Tracklisting:

John Field:

CD1

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, H. 27
1. I. Allegro
2. II. Air Ecossais, "Within a mile of Edinburgh town": Adagio non troppo
3. III. Finale: Allegro vivace

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E-Flat Major, H. 32
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Rondo: Tempo di polacca

CD2

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A-Flat Major, H. 31
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Poco adagio
3. III. Moderato innocente

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major, H. 28
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Siciliano: Poco adagio
6. III. Rondo: Allegretto

CD3

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C Major, H. 39, "L'Incendie par l'Orage"
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Rondo allegro

Piano Concerto No. 6 in C Major, H. 49A
4. I. Allegro moderato
5. II. Larghetto
6. III. Rondo moderato

CD4

Piano Concerto No. 7 in C Minor, H. 58A
1. I. Allegro moderato
2. II. Rondo: Allegro moderato

Field, John - Classical Composer
Priegnitz, Hans - Arranger
3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in A-Flat Major, H. 31: I. Allegro moderato (arr. H. Priegnitz as Irish Concerto)

Field, John - Classical Composer
Piano Sonata No. 4 in B Major, H. 17A
4. I. Moderato
5. II. Rondo: Moderato

CD5

1. Nocturne No. 1 in E-Flat Major, H. 24
2. Nocturne No. 2 in C Minor, H. 25
3. Nocturne No. 3 in A-Flat Major, H. 26
4. Nocturne No. 4 in A Major, H. 36
5. Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major, H. 37A

Piano Sonata No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1, H. 8A
6. I. Allegro moderato
7. II. Rondo: Allegro
8. Nocturne No. 6 in F Major, H. 40A
9. Nocturne No. 7 in C Major, H. 45A
10. Nocturne No. 8 in A Major, H. 14E

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 1, No. 2, H. 8A
11. I. Allegro vivace
12. II. Allegro vivace
13. Nocturne No. 9 in E-Flat Major, H. 30

CD6

1. Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor, H. 46B
2. Nocturne No. 11 in E-Flat Major, H. 56A
3. Nocturne No. 12 in G Major, H. 58D
4. Nocturne No. 13 in D Minor, H. 59A
5. Nocturne No. 14 in C Major, H. 60A

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3, H. 8A
6. I. Non troppo allegro, ma con fuoco e con espressione
7. II. Rondo: Allegretto scherzando
8. Nocturne No. 15 in C Major, H. 61A
9. Nocturne No. 16 in F Major, H. 62
10. Nocturne No. 17 in E Major, H. 54A
11. Nocturne No. 18 in E Major, H. 13R, "Le midi"