Field: Piano Concertos, Nocturnes & Sonatas / Frith, Haslam, Northern Sinfonia

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Irish by birth, John Field gained an international reputation as one of the finest pianists of his time, with delicacy and nuance in his playing...

Irish by birth, John Field gained an international reputation as one of the finest pianists of his time, with delicacy and nuance in his playing that is expressed in his innovative and poetically lyrical ‘Nocturnes.’ Field’s earlier ‘Sonatas’ are more classical in feel, but their sense of flow and dramatic narrative exhibit qualities that are developed and given added virtuoso panache in his fine ‘Piano Concertos,’ works admired by Liszt, Chopin, and Schumann. “Benjamin Frith has done a stellar job in bringing these concertos into the sunlight, brilliantly supported by the Northern Sinfonia under David Haslam.” (Pianist Magazine) “Played with effortless fluency…” (Gramophone) “Benjamin Frith plays with the freshness of discovery and wit.” (Audiophile Audition)

Excerpts of reviews from select, previously released volumes included in this set:

Field: Piano Music Vol 1 - Nocturnes and Sonatas

These "night" pieces are primarily characterized by a dominant, gracefully flowing melody, with most of the harmonic activity in the pianist's left hand. Although other pianists have recorded at least some of Field's Nocturnes--most notably John O'Conor (Telarc) and Miceál O'Rourke (Chandos)--Benjamin Frith's own uniquely inflected, poetic readings have a satisfying aura of intimacy cast in the warm colors of his well-tempered, expertly recorded piano.

– ClassicsToday.com

Field: Piano Concertos No 1 & 3

Both works are played with the effortless fluency we know from his Mendelssohn series - plus all the immediacy and freshness of new discovery.

– Gramophone



Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 11, 2019


  • UPC: 747313603336


  • Catalog Number: 8506033


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 6


  • Period: Romantic


  • Composer: John Field


  • Conductor: David Haslam


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia


  • Performer: Benjamin Frith



Works:


  1. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in E-Flat Major, H. 27

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  2. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in E-Flat Major, H. 32

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  3. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A-Flat Major, H. 31

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  4. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in E-Flat Major, H. 28

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  5. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5 in C Major, H. 39, "L'Incendie par l'Orage"

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  6. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 6 in C Major, H. 49A

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  7. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 7 in C Minor, H. 58A

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Northern Sinfonia

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: David Haslam


  8. Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in A-Flat Major, H. 31: I. Allegro moderato

    Composer: John Field

    Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)

    Conductor: Andrew Mogrelia


  9. Sonata for Piano No. 4 in B Major, H. 17A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  10. Nocturne No. 1 in E-Flat Major, H. 24

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  11. Nocturne No. 2 in C Minor, H. 25

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  12. Nocturne No. 3 in A-Flat Major, H. 26

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  13. Nocturne No. 4 in A Major, H. 36

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  14. Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major, H. 37A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  15. Sonata for Piano No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 1, H. 8A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  16. Nocturne No. 6 in F Major, H. 40A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  17. Nocturne No. 7 in C Major, H. 45A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  18. Nocturne No. 8 in A Major, H. 14E

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  19. Sonata for Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 1, No. 2, H. 8A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  20. Nocturne No. 9 in E-Flat Major, H. 30

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  21. Nocturne No. 10 in E Minor, H. 46B

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  22. Nocturne No. 11 in E-Flat Major, H. 56A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  23. Nocturne No. 12 in G Major, H. 58D

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  24. Nocturne No. 13 in D Minor, H. 59A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  25. Nocturne No. 14 in C Major, H. 60A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  26. Sonata for Piano No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 1, No. 3, H. 8A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  27. Nocturne No. 15 in C Major, H. 61A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  28. Nocturne No. 16 in F Major, H. 62

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  29. Nocturne No. 17 in E Major, H. 54A

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)


  30. Nocturne No. 18 in E Major, H. 13R, "Le midi"

    Composer: John Field

    Performer: Benjamin Frith (Piano)