Field: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat; Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat

COMPOSERS: Field
LABELS: Telarc
WORKS: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat; Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat
PERFORMER: John O’Conor (piano)Scottish CO/Charles Mackerras
CATALOGUE NO: CD-80370 DDD
All of John Field’s works include the piano (he was Clementi’s demonstrator at his London piano firm). Of his seven piano concertos his most loyal exponent, John O’Conor, has chosen two of the best. His splendid virtuosity is just what’s needed for these bright, tuneful works, and he receives sympathetic support from Mackerras and the SCO. The slow movements in particular display a soulful elegance, and the outer movements are chirpy and cheerful. Christopher Fifield

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