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Composer: Field, John (1782-1837)

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Year of birth1782
Year of death1837
NationalityUnknown
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Autumn sunshine and Gallic flair

Michael Collins © Benjamin Ealovega
Watery September sunshine and an autumnal air hung over Wigmore Hall, appropriate conditions for a recital of late clarinet sonatas.
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Intimacy and Heroism: Marc-Andre Hamelin at Wigmore Hall

Marc-André Hamelin © Fran Kaufman
Canadian pianist Marc-Andre Hamelin combined intimacy, heroism and virtuosity in a concert of music by Field, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin and Yehudi Wyner.
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A blast from the past: Orchestra of the 18th century

Kenneth Montgomery © Marco Borggreve
Finghin Collins and Rosanne van Sandwijk shine as soloists while the Orchestra of the 18th Century was as authoritative as ever under the baton of Kenneth Montgomery. 
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Michael McHale's Irish Piano Tour

© Michael McHale
Resonant Mussorgsky Pictures cap an unusually fresh, imaginatively programmed recital. Is Michael McHale the best Irish pianist since Barry Douglas?
****1
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