John Field (1782-1837)
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6. John Field (1782-1837)
Field studied under Clementi and quickly became a famous and sought-after concert pianist, visiting Paris, Vienna, and St. Petersburg. Field was highly regarded by his contemporaries and his playing and compositions influenced many major composers, including Chopin, Brahms, Schumann, and Liszt. He is best known today for originating the ‘nocturne’, a musical form later made famous by Chopin.