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John Field: Piano Concerto No. 7; Irish Concerto; Piano Sonata No. 4 / Benjamin Frith, piano; Northern Sinfonia; Royal Scottish Nat'l Orch.

Album Summary

>Field, John : Concerto for Piano no 7 in C minor, H. 58
>Field, John : Irish Concerto
>Field, John : Sonata for Piano (no 4) in B major, H. 17
Performer Conductors Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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 Piano Concerto No. 2 in A-Flat Major. Piano Concertos Nos. 1-6 can be heard on 8553770, 8553771 and 8574221.

Gramophone Magazine, September 2016
With this disc, Benjamin Frith finally completes his cycle of Field's piano concertos. Performed with commitment, Frith never less than elegant.

The Guardian, 14th August 2016
Sophisticated accounts of good but not great music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, Englan (06/11/1996/06/??/1996).



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>Field, John : Concerto for Piano no 7 in C minor, H. 58
  • Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Conductor: David Haslam
  • Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia
  • Notes: St. Nicholas' Hospital, Gosforth, Tyne and Wear, England (06/11/1996/06/12/1996)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1822

>Field, John : Irish Concerto :: Allegro moderato
  • Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 22 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1811

>Field, John : Sonata for Piano (no 4) in B major, H. 17
  • Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 17th Century