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Cat. No. CHAN 10468(4) X Price: £21 No. of discs: 4
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CHAN 10468 - Field: The Piano Concertos
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Available From: 01 July 2008
A major forerunner of the Romantic school of pianism that culminated in Chopin, Dublin-born pianist and composer John Field had scarcely received his due until Chandos released the performances of the Piano Concertos by fellow countryman, Miceal O’Rourke.

As one publication wrote, “Field’s star is currently shining brighter than ever, thanks in no small measure to the partnership of pianist Miceal O’Rourke and the Matthias Bamert-led London Mozart Players.” (The Lady)

O’Rourke’s talent was admired by many other publications with comments such as “O’Rourke seems to have adopted the style of Field himself; he has a lovely touch and flow.” (American Record Guide) “O’Rourke’s delicate touch is ideal for conveying the charm of Field’s music,” (The Times) while Gramophone stated “all praise to those responsible...”
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"...The soloist, Micéal O’Rourke, is very persuasive and he receives admirable support from Bammert and the London Mozart players..."
The Pengiun Guide – 1000 Greatest Classical Recordings 2011-12

O’Rourke and his partners capture Field’s spirit and style to perfection, warmly recorded in a natural acoustic
Gramophone

O’Rourke plays them with a gentle touch and exemplary taste, emphasising the music’s classical roots
Classic FM Magazine

 

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