Thursday, May 17, 2007

Field: Irish Regency Romantic

John Field (1782-1837)

Dublin-born Field, a concert pianist and composer popularly called "the Irish Romantic," lived in Russia between 1801 and 1830. He reputedly developed the nocturne, a short musical form that usually showcases one particular mood. The first three of the nocturnes were published in 1812. The remaining appeared at various times throughout his career.

Field also wrote six piano concertos.

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat

Piano Concerto No. 4 in E flat (revised in 1819)

Piano Concerto No. 5 in C

Piano Concerto No. 6 in C

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