Music education originated from his dad, Field and Genishta. Before liberation he performed for the serf orchestra of Count number Vladimir Orlov with the home of Prince Golitsin. When he found its way to Moscow a lot of his tunes were published; this is during his most effective period, 1840-1850. The majority of his piano music includes transcriptions from the tunes he wrote aswell as transcriptions of folksongs and operatic arias. The needs he positioned upon the pianist had been pronounced and could allude towards the impact of Liszt whose music was well-known in Russia at that time.