John Field

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John Field 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.

Name John Field
Country Ireland
Birth date
Birth place Dublin
Death date
Death place Moscow
Music time period Romantic
Instruments piano

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