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Field: Piano Concerto Nos. 2 & 7 and Piano Sonata No. 4 / Frith

Release Date: 08/12/2016 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573262  
Composer:  John Field
Performer:  Benjamin Frith
Conductor:  David HaslamAndrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern SinfoniaRoyal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Dublin-born prodigy John Field enjoyed a wide reputation and great popularity. He was renowned as a soloist for his delicacy of nuance and as a composer for his cultivation of that most poetic of forms, the nocturne. His Piano Concertos were eagerly anticipated and the premiere of the Concerto No. 7 in Paris on Christmas Day 1832 was attended by both Chopin and Liszt. Ingeniously structured in two movements, its Rondo finale evokes the ballroom and Russia in a series of constant contrasts. The Irish Concerto is a reworking of the first movement of Field's
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano no 7 in C minor, H 58 by John Field
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  David Haslam
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822/1832; England 
Concerto for Piano no 2 in A flat major, H 31 by John Field
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Conductor:  Andrew Mogrelia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; England 
Notes: Arranged by H. Priegnitz as "Irish Concerto" 
Sonata for Piano in B major, H 17 by John Field
Performer:  Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1813; England 

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