John Field

1782 (Dublin) – 1837 (Moscow)

Field studied as a child with Giordani, and was then apprenticed to Clementi. He met Czerny in Vienna, and Hummel (a competitor) in Moscow, Hummel masquerading as a businessman — they ended firm friends. Glinka was the most noteworthy of Field’s Moscow pupils. He met Mendelssohn, Moscheles and Sterndale Bennett on a final tour of Europe.