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John Field (1782–1837) was an Irish composer and pianist. He is best known for being the first musician to write nocturnes. Field marked a transition in classical music from an emphasis on technical virtuosity to lyrical expression, and paved way for composers like Chopin (of whom he was later quite critical).

Field was born in Dublin on 26th July 1782, the eldest son of Protestant Irish parents. His father, Robert Field, earned his living by playing the violin in… read more

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  • Avatar for Annushka13
    С удовольствием играю его ноктюрны.
  • Avatar for Echbart
    The best of piano nocturnes! So elegant and deep.
  • Avatar for aalkor
    Comment j'ai pu passer à côté pendant toutes ces années!
  • Avatar for moglioverdrive
    so underrated
  • Avatar for filipedumas15
    can anyone provide a link to his nocturnes? (:
  • Avatar for snobberry
    lovelovelovelovelovelovelove
  • Avatar for freezegelman
    nocturnes = love <3
  • Avatar for grumpa
    I recall buying a boxed set of LP's of all the Piano Concertos many years ago, and I find that I enjoy them just as much now, so much so that i have ordered the boxed set of CD's.
  • Avatar for huBelial
    All Nocturne lol
  • Avatar for Konserci
    5th nocturne..<3

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