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CHAN 241-38
(multiple CD Set)

Field: Piano Works

The Classical Shop
release date: August 2007

Originally recorded in 2006

Artists:

Miceal O'Rourke

piano

Venue:

Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Suffolk


St Jude on the Hill, Hampstead, London



Producer:

Tim Oldham



Engineer:

Richard Lee

(Assistant: CD1)

Ralph Couzens

(CD1)

Richard Lee

(CD2)

Record Label
2 for 1

Genre:

Piano




Total Time - 131:39
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JOHN FIELD

(1782-1837)
   
 

Sonata in E flat major, Op. 1 No. 1 (H8/1)

12:06  
  in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
1 I Allegro moderato 7:38
2 II Rondo (Allegretto) 4:26
   
 

Sonata in A major, Op. 1 No. 2 (H8/2)

13:37  
  in A-Dur - en la majeur  
3 I Allegro moderato 8:29
4 II Allegro vivace 5:06
   
 

Sonata in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3 (H8/3)

15:39  
  in c-Moll - en ut mineur  
5 I Non troppo allegro, ma con fuoco e con espressione 7:46
6 II Rondo (Allegretto scherzando) 7:49
   
 

Sonata in B major, (H 17)

13:03  
  in H-Dur - en si majeur  
7 I Moderato 5:54
8 II Rondo (Moderato) 7:06
   
9 

Air du bon Roi Henri IV

5:41
  Moderato - Con espressione, legato sempre - Più moto -  
10 

Irish Dance ('Go to the Devl')

4:23
  Allegro moderato  
11 

Sehnsuchswalzer

2:42
  Allegretto grazioso  
12 

Fantaisie sur l'Andante de Martini

10:35
  Adagio - Andante  
13 

Rondeau écossais

4:37
   
14 

Andante inédit in E flat major

7:22
  in Es-Dur - en mi bémol majeur  
15 

Chanson russe variée

6:05
  Vivace - Moderato - Più moto - Adagio - Presto  
16 

Kamarinskaya

2:58
  Moderato  
17 

Marche triomphale

3:44
  Maestoso  
18 

Nouvelle fantaisie in G major

6:34
  in G-Dur - en sol majeur  
  Allegretto  
19 

Nocturne in B flat major

4:07
  in B-Dur - en si bémol majeur  
  Andantino  
20 

Polonaise en rondeau

2:48
   
21 

Fantaisie sur un air russe ('In the Garden')

6:29
  Andantino  
 

Two Album Leaves in C minor

2:20  
  in c-Moll - en ut mineur  
22 1 Preludio 0:51
23 2 Largo 1:27
   
24 

Rondo in A flat major

7:02
  in As-Dur - en la bémol majeur  
  Allegro vivace  
 Miceal O'Rourke piano
  14 & 15 June 1989 (CD1)  
  27 & 28 June 1991 (CD2)  
Here is a brand new compilation of this attractive and popular repertoire, remastered at 24-bit/96kHz
It is available as a two-CD set selling for the price of one CD.

A fellow countryman of John Field’s, Míceál O’Rourke performs this 2-CD recital with intelligence and taste, much of the repertoire not otherwise available. A large amount of the music has the quiet charm one associates with the work of this delightful early-eighteenth-century virtuoso Irish pianist and composer, and the collection includes all four surviving sonatas, complemented with a generous miscellany of rarely recorded or performed miniatures.

Field was born a dozen years after Beethoven and these delightful pieces clearly show Beethoven’s influence, as well as more than a hint of Mozart and Haydn. Nonetheless, they have a character of their own, especially in the innovative use of Irish folk tunes. For those who like piano music of the early nineteenth century, this unusual repertoire will constitute a most enjoyable discovery. It makes an ideal introduction to Field’s music as O’Rourke’s stylish performances do full justice to the lovely melodies and general charm of the works.

Quotes from the original release:
O’Rourke gives witty, stylish and very proficient performances of these sonatas
Cincinnati Enquirer

O’Rourke is as sympathetic and sensitive an advocate of these rarities as one could wish for.
Penguin Guide

O’Rourke’s great weight and expressiveness seem more appropriate and make one wonder why Field’s music isn’t more often heard in the concert hall.
Classic CD

Field’s impeccably classical sonatas do not plumb great depths, but are consistently engaging in Miceál O’Rourke’s hands. The gathering of shorter pieces offers great variety.
BBC Music Magazine

The recording is a model of authentic keyboard sound and O’Rourke’s playing is a model of empathy with the composer and the music.
Fanfare

Miceal O’Rourke is hardly a well-known pianist, but he obviously has a real affinity for John Field’s style. His playing is slower than many others. He gives them a relaxed almost dreamy touch that fits them very well… these are really first-class piano recordings.
American Record Guide

Miceal O’Rourke is hardly a well-known pianist, but he obviously has a real affinity for John Field’s style. His playing is slower than many others. He gives them a relaxed almost dreamy touch that fits them very well… these are really first-class piano recordings.
American Record Guide



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