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Field: Piano Concerti, Nocturne No 16, Etc / O'rourke, Bamert, London Mozart Players


Release Date: 07/29/2008 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10468   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'RourkeSarah-Jane BradleyJulia DesbruslaisJennifer Godson,   ... 
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Special Price *4 CDs for the price of 2*. The popular and critically admired Chandos recordings of John Field's expressive cycle of Piano Concertos are brought together for the first time as a limited edition 4-CD set and released at the price of only 2 CDs. A major forerunner of the Romantic school of pianism that culminated in Chopin, Dublin-born pianist and composer John Field had scarcely received his due until Chandos released the performances of the Piano Concertos by fellow countryman, Miceal O'Rourke. As one publication wrote, 'Field's star is currently shining brighter than ever, thanks in no small measure to the partnership of pianist Miceal O'Rourke and the Matthias-led London Mozart Players.' (The Lady) O'Rourke's talent was Read more admired by many other publications with comments such as 'O'Rourke seems to have adopted the style of Field himself; he has a lovely touch and flow.' (American Record Guide) 'O'Rourke's delicate touch is ideal for conveying the charm of Field's music,' (The Times) while Gramophone stated 'all praise to those responsible...' Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, H 27 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1799; England 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in A flat major, H 31 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; England 
3. Concerto for Piano no 5 in C major, H 39 "L'incendie par l'orage" by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; England 
4. Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, H 32 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; England 
5. Concerto for Piano no 6 in C major, H 49 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1820; England 
6. Concerto for Piano no 4 in E flat major, H 28 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814; England 
7. Concerto for Piano no 7 in C minor, H 58 by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822/1832; England 
8. Divertissement for Piano and Strings no 1 in E major by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1810; Ireland 
9. Rondeau for Piano and Strings in A flat major by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
10. Nocturne for Piano no 16 in F major, H 62A by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1836; England 
11. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A flat major by John Field
Performer:  Sarah-Jane Bradley (Viola), Julia Desbruslais (Cello), Jennifer Godson (Violin),
David Juritz (Violin), Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
12. Divertissement for Piano and Strings no 2 A major by John Field
Performer:  Míceál O'Rourke (Piano)
Conductor:  Matthias Bamert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1811; Ireland 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, H. 27: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, H. 27: II. Air Ecossais, "Within a mile of Edinburgh town": Adagio non troppo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, H. 27: III. Finale: Allegro vivace
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major, H. 31: I. Allegro moderato -
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major, H. 31: II. Poco adagio -
Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major, H. 31: III. Moderato innocente
Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major, H. 39, "L'incendie par l'Orage": I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major, H. 39, "L'incendie par l'Orage": II. Adagio -
Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major, H. 39, "L'incendie par l'Orage": III. Rondo: Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, H. 32: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, H. 32: II. Cantabile
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, H. 32: III. Rondo: Tempo di polacca

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