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John Field (Composer)

Born: 26th July 1782, Dublin, Ireland

Died: 23rd January 1837, Moscow, Russia

Nationality: Irish

John Field was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher. Field is best known as the inventor of the nocturne. 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.

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