Wednesday, 24 December 2014

John Field - Nocturnes

Field (1782-1837) was an Irish composer, whose main claim to fame is the invention of the nocturnes, short moody pieces for piano, many years before Chopin. His piano concertos are worthwhile as well though. For this post, I have picked all 18 of his nocturnes, composed between 1812 and 1835. Relevant links below (YouTube links in two parts, 1 and 2).