John O’Conor

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When you think of nocturnes, the name Chopin usually comes to mind. But in fact, an Irish composer named John Field originated the form while living in St. Petersburg, Russia, in the early 19th century.

On this week's concert from the Frick Collection, Irish pianist John O'Conor presents a selection of his countryman's works, including the Nocturnes Nos. 5, 6 and 18. Also on the program are works by Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.