John Field
John Field (26 July 1782, Dublin – 23 January 1837, Moscow) was an Irish pianist, composer, and teacher widely credited as the inventor of the nocturne. While other composers were writing in a similar style at this time, Field was the first to use the term 'Nocturne' specifically to apply to a character piece featuring a cantabile melody over an arpeggiated accompaniment.

Nocturne No. 5

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Nocturne No. 5

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