John Field
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1782-07-26
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John Field

John Field Biography (Wikipedia)

John Field (26 July 1782, baptised 30 September 1782 – 23 January 1837) was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher. Field is best known as the inventor of the nocturne, but there is evidence to suggest that this is a posthumous accolade. He is mentioned in passing in War and Peace when Countess Rostova calls on the Rostov household musician to play her favourite nocturne.

He was born in Dublin into a musical family, and received his early education there, in particular with the immigrant Tommaso Giordani. The Fields soon moved to London, where Field studied under Muzio Clementi. Under his tutelage, Field quickly became a famous and sought-after concert pianist. Together, master and pupil visited Paris, Vienna, and St. Petersburg. Ambiguity surrounds Field's decision to remain in the former Russian capital, but it is likely that Field acted as a sales representative for the Clementi Pianos.

Field was very highly regarded by his contemporaries and his playing and compositions influenced many major composers, including Frédéric Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Franz Liszt. Although little is known of Field in Russia, he undoubtedly contributed substantially to concerts and teaching, and to the development of the Russian piano school.

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John Field
Nocturne No 5 in B flat major
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Nocturne No 5 in B flat major
John Field
Nocturne no.5 in B flat major
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Nocturne no.5 in B flat major
John Field
Nocturne No.10 in E minor
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Nocturne No.10 in E minor
John Field
Nocturne no. 5 in B flat major
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Nocturne no. 5 in B flat major
John Field
Nocturne in C major: Molto Moderato
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Nocturne in C major: Molto Moderato
John Field
Nocturne No.10 in E Major "Nocturne Pastorale", H.54
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Nocturne No.10 in E Major "Nocturne Pastorale", H.54
John Field
Nocturne No. 2 in C minor (H.25)
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Nocturne No. 2 in C minor (H.25)
John Field
Nocturne No 5, H37
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Nocturne No 5, H37
John Field
Nocturne No 10 in E minor
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Nocturne No 10 in E minor
John Field
Nocturne No. 4 in A major
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Nocturne No. 4 in A major
John Field
Nocturne No.13 (no.7) in C major 'Reverie-Nocturne'
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Nocturne No.13 (no.7) in C major 'Reverie-Nocturne'
John Field
Nocturne No 6 in F major
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Nocturne No 6 in F major
John Field
Irish Dance
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Irish Dance
John Field
Rondeau ecossois
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Rondeau ecossois
John Field
Piano Sonata No. 1 in E flat major - Rondo
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Piano Sonata No. 1 in E flat major - Rondo
John Field
Nocturne No.12 in G
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Nocturne No.12 in G

Nocturne No.12 in G

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Joanna Leach
John Field
Nocturne in C minor
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Nocturne in C minor
John Field
Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major - ii. Nocturne
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Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major - ii. Nocturne
John Field
Kamarinskaya
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Kamarinskaya
John Field
Rondo for piano and strings (H.18A) in A flat major
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Rondo for piano and strings (H.18A) in A flat major
John Field
No. 13 in C major Reverie Nocturne
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No. 13 in C major Reverie Nocturne
John Field
Nocturne no.17 in C major
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Nocturne no.17 in C major
John Field
Piano Concerto No.5 in C major, 'L'Incendie par l'Orage' (1st movement)
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Piano Concerto No.5 in C major, 'L'Incendie par l'Orage' (1st movement)
John Field
Nocturne No. 2, H 25
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Nocturne No. 2, H 25
John Field
Nocturne No. 5
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Nocturne No. 5
John Field & Míċeál O'Rourke
Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 1 No 1 (2nd mvt)
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Piano Sonata in E flat major, Op 1 No 1 (2nd mvt)
Michael McHale
Nocturne No.14 in C Major
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Nocturne No.14 in C Major
John Field
Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 1 No 1
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Piano Sonata in E flat, Op 1 No 1
John Field
Nocturne No 15 in C major
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Nocturne No 15 in C major
John Field
Nocturne No 5 in B flat major
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Nocturne No 5 in B flat major
John Field
Nocturne no. 9 for piano
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Nocturne no. 9 for piano
John Field
Nocturne No.18 in E major, ‘Le Midi’
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Nocturne No.18 in E major, ‘Le Midi’
Michael McHale
Nocturne no.5 in B flat
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Nocturne no.5 in B flat
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