Field, John

Field, John, 1782–1837, Irish composer and pianist. In London he studied with Clementi , with whom he later toured Europe. In 1804 he settled in Russia. Field was a successful pianist and his style of composition was influential. Chopin 's nocturnes were modeled after those of Field.

See study by P. Piggott (1973).

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