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.
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 veryRead more thoughtful, and she can be delicate, too, in response to Field’s filigree flights of fancy.
Beautiful FieldJuly 20, 2016By 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, 2016By 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