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JOHN FIELD  

(1782 - 1837)

To the Irish pianist and composer John Field has been credited the invention of the Nocturne, a form later adopted and developed by Chopin. Field was born in Dublin in 1782, the son of a violinist, but moved with his family to London in 1793, perhaps taking violin lessons from Haydn’s friend Salomon. He became an apprentice of Muzio Clementi, appearing in a series of important London concerts, and later touring widely. After concerts in Russia, he remained in St. Petersburg, where he became a fashionable teacher and performer, moving to Moscow in 1821. Illness brought him, in 1831, to London again, a visit followed by a continental tour and a final return to Moscow, where he died in 1837.

Piano Music

Although Field wrote seven piano concertos and a series of chamber compositions for piano and strings, his chief claim on posterity lies in his eighteen Nocturnes.

Role: Classical Composer 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
Art and Music: Turner - Music of His Time Naxos
8.558116
Instrumental
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 2 / FIELD: Piano Concerto No. 1 Naxos
8.554680
Concertos
EARLY ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTOS Vox Box
CDX-5111
Concertos
Easy-Listening Piano Classics: Mendelssohn and Field Naxos
8.578079-80
Instrumental
FIELD, J.: Piano Concerto No. 7 / Irish Concerto / Piano Sonata No. 4 (Frith, Northern Sinfonia, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Haslam, Mogrelia) Naxos
8.573262
Concertos, Instrumental, Concertos
FIELD, J.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3 (Frith, Northern Sinfonia, Haslam) Naxos
8.553770
Concertos
FIELD, J.: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 (Frith, Northern Sinfonia, Haslam) Naxos
8.553771
Concertos
FIELD, J.: Piano Concertos Nos. 5 and 6 (Frith, Northern Sinfonia, Haslam) Naxos
8.554221
Concertos
FIELD: Piano Music, Vol. 1 Naxos
8.550761
Instrumental
FIELD: Piano Music, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.550762
Instrumental
FRIEDMAN, I.: Piano Transcriptions (Banowetz) Grand Piano
GP712
Instrumental
NOCTURNE - Late Night Piano Music (Sweden only) Naxos
8.557292
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Gelius, Micaela - FIELD, J. / DEBUSSY, C. / SCHUMANN, R. / CHOPIN, F. / GLINKA, M.I. / GRIFFES, C. (Piano Night Pieces) Music Agents Red Label
MA505
Instrumental
Piano Recital: Landrum, Michael - FIELD, J. / CHOPIN, F. / RESPIGHI, O. / SCRIABIN, A. / FAURE, G. / FRANCAIX, J. (Nocturnes) Dorian Sono Luminus
DSL-92158
Instrumental
ROMANTIC PIANO CONCERTO ANTHOLOGY (THE), Vol. 1 (Blumental, Galling, Toperczer, R. Keller, Akiko Sagara, Littauer, H. Kann, Ponti, Kyriakou) Vox
VOX-ED-5986
Concertos
STORY OF BRITISH CLASSICAL MUSIC (THE) Naxos Educational
8.558193-94
Instrumental




 
 
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