John Field (1782-1837) was an Irish composer and pianist. He is most noted for composing the first nocturnes, musical pieces that evoke the night. His work influenced the great pianist-composer, Frédéric Chopin, who adopted the nocturne as a favourite form.
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Nocturne No.1 in E flat major by John Field
Nocturne No.5 in B flat major by John Field