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Field: Complete Nocturnes / Roe


Release Date: 05/06/2016 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002488602   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following her critically acclaimed coupling of the Britten & Barber Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra, Elizabeth Joy Roe enlightens the extraordinary world of John Field. Field, an Irish composer, is regarded as the “Father of the Nocturne” who predates Chopin. This release is the first recording of all 18 Nocturnes on a single album.

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REVIEWS:

Roe’s playing is tender and graceful, with a delicate, songful touch, and she balances the various elements judiciously and always with attention to detail.

– BBC Music Magazine

Roe is anxious at every turn to make poetry from this music, and she has a suitably haloed sound. Everything is very
Read more thoughtful, and she can be delicate, too, in response to Field’s filigree flights of fancy.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturne for Piano no 1 in E flat major, H 24 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; England 
2.
Nocturne for Piano no 2 in C minor, H 25 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1812; England 
3.
Nocturne for Piano no 3 in A flat major, H 26 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1812; England 
4.
Nocturne for Piano no 4 in A major, H 36 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; England 
5.
Nocturne for Piano no 5 in B flat major, H 37 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Ireland 
6.
Nocturne for Piano no 6 in F major, H 40 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; England 
7.
Nocturne for Piano no 7 in C major, H 45 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1821; England 
8.
Nocturne for Piano no 8 in A major, H 14E by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1815; England 
9.
Nocturne for Piano no 9 in E flat major, H 30 "Romance" by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1816; England 
10.
Nocturne for Piano no 10 in E minor, H 46b by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; England 
11.
Nocturne for Piano no 11 in E flat major, H 56A by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1833; England 
12.
Nocturne for Piano no 12 in G major, H 58D by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1834; England 
13.
Nocturne for Piano no 13 in D minor, H 59 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; England 
14.
Nocturne for Piano no 14 in C major, H 60 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; England 
15.
Nocturne for Piano no 15 in C major, H 61 by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; England 
16.
Nocturne for Piano no 16 in F major, H 62A by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1836; England 
17.
Nocturne for Piano no 17 in E major, H 54A "Grand Pastorale" by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1832; England 
18.
Nocturne for Piano no 18 in E major, H 13K "Twelve O'Clock" by John Field
Performer:  Elizabeth Joy Roe (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1832; England 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  5 Customer Reviews )
 Beautiful Field July 20, 2016 By Ganson Purcell (Amesbury, MA) See All My Reviews "Field's piano nocturnes are some of the sweetest music that exists. Ms Roe does a lovely job of interpretation." Report Abuse
 Remarkable for its Era  July 20, 2016 By Louis R. (Manchester, NH) See All My Reviews "Lovely music, beautifully played by pianist Roe. Field's nocturnes, revolutionary for his time, are a clear stimulus for Chopin's monumental perfection of the form. This album was featured on our local (New England) classical music station, and the result was a sellout! No wonder. Get it, you'll love it." Report Abuse
 Relaxing Field Nocturnes  June 21, 2016 By Barry L. (Santa Fe, NM) See All My Reviews "Beautifully played and recorded." Report Abuse
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