FIELD Piano Concerto No 2

John Field (26 July 1782 [?], baptised 5 September 1782 – 23 January 1837) was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher. He was born in Dublin into a musical family, and received his early education there, in particular with the immigrant Tommaso Giordani. The Fields soon moved to London, where Field studied under Muzio Clementi. John Field's Piano Concerto in A-flat major (H. 31) was published first in Leipzig in 1816. It has consistently been the most popular of Field's seven concertos. Composer and critic Robert Schumann rated it highly, and it was the only one never to go out of print at any time. Field's compositions were very popular in the 19th century, but he became relatively unknown during the 20th as musical fashions changed. Due to this, Field is not nearly as well known as contemporaries such as Felix Mendelssohn or Franz Schubert.

VIDEO: JOHN FIELD: Piano Concerto in A flat major no. 2 H31– Paolo Restani, piano...Orchestre Philharmonique de Nice Marco Guidarini, conductor 

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