Irish early Romantic piano composer John Field was born in 1782 and died in 1837. He receives credit as the inventor of the nocturne, a form later developed by Chopin and others.

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Classical Archives: John Field
Biography and music files offered in MIDI, MP3, and Windows Media audio formats.
Field, John (1782-1837)
Brief biographical sketch, caricature, comments on his piano works, and a Naxos discography.
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