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John Field

John Field (Dublin, 26 de julho de 1782 — Moscovo, 23 de janeiro de 1837) foi


um pianista e compositor irlandês.
John Field é conhecido como o primeiro compositor de noturnos.
Seu pai, Robert Field, ganhava a vida tocando violino nos teatros de Dublin. John Field começou
estudando piano com seu avô, também chamado John Field, que era um organista profissional, e
depois teve aulas com Tommaso Giordani. Teve sua estreia aos nove anos de idade,
Em 1793, e mais tarde, nesse mesmo ano, foi para Londres. Seu pai fez com que fosse aprendiz do
pianista e luthier Muzio Clementi. Suas performances atraíram críticas favoráveis de Joseph Hadyn.
Na época em que tinha dezessete anos, Field já havia estreado seu primeiro concerto (de um total
de sete); e isso foi um dos marcos do final de sua vida de aprendiz.
Ele já havia tornado-se um célebre performista vários anos antes de tornar-se compositor,
começando com seu primeiro conjunto de sonatas para piano, dedicadas ao seu professor
Clementi, e publicadas em 1801.
Em 1801, Field acompanhou Clementi em uma turnê em Paris e Viena (onde estudou brevemente
com Johan Georg Albrechtsberger. Field seguiu Clementi, quando este mudou-se para a Rússia,
continuando em seu emprego de demosntrar os pianos construídos por Clementi.

Field é lembrado pelos seus dezoito Nocturnes, que são composições para piano que mantêm uma
atmosfera única. Estas peças são ainda mais notáveis pela sua influência sobre Frédéric Chopin
Lista de obras

H 1 \ Variations for piano on "Fal Lal La" in A major


H 2 \ Rondo "Favorite Hornpipe" for piano in A major
H 3 \ Rondo "Go the devil" for piano in C major
H 4 \ Variations for piano on "Since then I'm doom'd" in C major
H 5 \ Rondo "Slave, bear the sparkling goblet" for piano (lost)
H 6 \ Rondo "The two slaves dances" for piano in G major
H 7 \ Variations for piano on "Logie of Buchan" in C major
H 8 \ Piano Sonata Op. 1 No. 1 in E flat major
H 8 \ Piano Sonata Op. 1 No. 2 in A major
H 8 \ Piano Sonata Op. 1 No. 3 in C minor
H 9 \ Pleyel's Concertante for piano, violin & cello in F major
H 10 \ Air russe varié for piano 4 hands in A minor
H 11 \ Andante for piano 4 hands in C minor
H 12 \ Danse des ours for piano 4 hands in E flat major
H 13 \ Divertissement No. 1 for piano in E major
H 13 \ Nocturne for piano (12) in E major
H 14 \ Divertissement No. 2 for piano in A major
H 14 \ Nocturne for piano (7) in A major
H 15 \ Fantasia for piano Op. 3 on "Guardami un poco" in A major
H 16 \ Marche triomphale for piano in E flat major
H 17 \ Piano Sonata in B flat major
H 18 \ Rondeau for piano in A flat major
H 18 \ Waltz for piano in A flat major
H 19 \ Grande valse for piano 4 hands in A major
H 20 \ Variations for piano on "Vive Henry IV" in A minor
H 21 \ Polonaise for piano in E flat major
H 22 \ Variations for piano on "Kamarinskaya" in B flat major
H 23 \ Rondo "Speed the Plough" for piano in B major
H 24 \ Nocturne for piano No. 1 in E flat major
H 25 \ Nocturne for piano No. 2 in C minor
H 26 \ Nocturne for piano No. 3 in A flat major
H 27 \ Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major (1799)
H 27 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major
H 27 \ Variations for piano on "Within a mile" in B flat major
H 28 \ Piano Concerto No. 4 in E flat major (1814, revised 1819)
H 28 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 4 in E flat major
H 29 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major
H 30 \ Nocturne for piano No. 9 (8) in E flat major
H 31 \ Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major (1811)
H 31 \ Poco adagio from Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major
H 31 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 2 in A flat major
H 32 \ Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major (1811)
H 33 \ Exercice modulé sur tous les tons majeurs et mineurs for piano
H 34 \ Piano Quintet in A flat major
H 35 \ Fantasia for piano on "Ah! quel dommage" in G major
H 36 \ Nocturne for piano No. 4 in A major
H 37 \ Nocturne for piano No. 5 in B flat major
H 38 \ Rondo for piano in A major
H 39 \ Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major "L'incendie par l'orage" (1817)
H 39 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major
H 40 \ Nocturne for piano No. 6 in F major
H 41 \ Variations for piano on a Russian folksong in D minor
H 42 \ 6 Dances for piano
H 43 \ Rondo for piano 4 hands in G major
H 44 \ Exercice nouveau No. 1 for piano in C major
H 45 \ Nocturne for piano No. 7 (13) in C major
H 46 \ Nocturne for piano No. 8 (9) in E minor
H 47 \ The Maid of Valdarno (lost)
H 48 \ Exercice nouveau No. 2 for piano in C major
H 49 \ Piano Concerto No. 6 in C major (1819, revised 1820)
H 49 \ Rondo from Piano Concerto No. 6 in C major
H 50 \ 2 Songs
H 51 \ Sehnsuchts-Walzer for piano in E major
H 52 \ Rondoletto for piano in E flat major
H 53 \ Rondo "Come again, come again" for piano in E major
H 54 \ Nocturne for piano No. 10 in E major
H 55 \ Nocturne for piano in C major "Le troubadour"
H 56 \ Nocturne for piano No. 11 in E flat major
H 57 \ Fantasia for piano on "We met" in G major
H 58 \ Nocturne for piano No. 12 (14) in G major
H 58 \ Piano Concerto No. 7 in C minor (1822, revised 1822-32)
H 59 \ Nocturne for piano No. 13 (15) in D minor
H 60 \ Nocturne for piano No. 14 (16) in C major
H 61 \ Nocturne for piano No. 15 (17) in C major
H 62 \ Nocturne for piano No. 16 (18) in F major
H 63 \ Nocturne for piano in B flat major
H 64 \ Andante inedit for piano in E flat major
H 65 \ Pastorale for piano (lost)
H 66 \ Nocturne for piano "Dernière pensée" (lost)
H 67 \ 88 passages doigtés for piano (lost)
H deest \ Exercice for piano in A flat major
H deest \ Fantasia for piano on "Dans le jardin" in A minor
H deest \ Largo for piano in C minor
H deest \ Prelude for piano in C minor
JOHN FIELD
(1782 - 1837)

To the Irish pianist and composer John Field has been credited the invention
of the Nocturne, a form later adopted and developed by Chopin. Field was
born in Dublin in 1782, the son of a violinist, but moved with his family to
London in 1793, perhaps taking violin lessons from Haydn’s friend Salomon.
He became an apprentice of Muzio Clementi, appearing in a series of
important London concerts, and later touring widely. After concerts in Russia,
he remained in St. Petersburg, where he became a fashionable teacher and
performer, moving to Moscow in 1821. Illness brought him, in 1831, to
London again, a visit followed by a continental tour and a final return to
Moscow, where he died in 1837.

Piano Music

Although Field wrote seven piano concertos and a series of chamber


compositions for piano and strings, his chief claim on posterity lies in his eighteen Nocturnes.