JOHN FIELD (1782-1837): 3 Sonatas, Op. 1, Sonata in B, Air du bon Roi Henri IV, Irish Dance, Sehnsuchtswalzer, Fantaisie sur l'Andante de Martini, Rondeau écossais, Andante inédit in E Flat, Chanson russe variée, Kamarinskaya, Marche triomphale, Nouvelle fantaisie in G, Nocturne in B Flat, Polonaise en rondeau, Fantaisie sur un air russe, 2 Album Leaves in C Minor, Rondo in A Flat.
Catalogue Number: 09J037
Description: Although best known as the originator of the nocturne as a genre, Field wrote plenty else for solo piano. This twofer offers 79 minutes of salon pieces and 55 minutes of early sonatas (the op. 1 date from around 1800 and were dedicated to Clementi while the B flat is a later work of 1813 - all of them in two fast movements). 2 CDs for the price of 1. Míceál O'Rourke (piano). Original 1990 and 1994 Chandos releases.