Nocturnes By John Field

Veronica McSwiney
John Field (1782-1837) was born in Dublin and died in Moscow, and is known as the originator of the Nocturne. His innovations had a telling influence on the later work of Chopin, who was four years old when Field’s first Nocturne was published in 1814. Veronica MacSwiney, like Field a Dubliner, here interprets his entire output in this genre, in a recording which met with critical acclaim on its first publications.

  1. E Flat Major

2. C Minor

3. A Flat

4. A Major

5. B Flat Major

6. F Major

7. C Major

8. A Major

9. E Flat Major

10. E Minor

11. E Flat Major

12 G Major

13 D Minor

14. C Major

15. C Major

16. F Major

17. E Major

18. E Major


Recorded in Log a'Lágha, An Tóchar, Conndae Chill Mhanntáin in August 1972 by loan Allen for Claddagh Records.