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'sRead more Piano Concerto No. 2 in A-Flat Major. Read less
Concerto for Piano no 2 in A flat major, H 31by John Field Performer:
Benjamin Frith (Piano)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic Written: 1816; England Notes: Arranged by H. Priegnitz as "Irish Concerto"