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CD of the Week: John Field: Complete Nocturnes

Elizabeth Joy Roe's John Field: Complete Nocturnes

Pianist Elizabeth Joy Roe performs the Irish composer’s complete set of nocturnes – the pieces becoming the inspiration for Chopin’s famed set.

Evoking the embrace of a warm spring breeze, Field’s nocturnes serve as some of the finest examples of musical lyricism within the solo piano repertoire. Elizabeth Joy Roe, from the acclaimed Anderson and Roe Piano Duo, instills an affectionate voice into the pieces, reminding the listener just why Chopin adored these pieces so deeply.

Watch the trailer for John Field: Complete Nocturnes

Read more about John Field's nocturnes via WCRB's blog.

For more information and to purchase this recording, visit ArkivMusic.