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"THREE SQUARE"
JOANNA LEACH (square piano)

The 16 Nocturnes by John Field are played on three square pianos of the time of composition namely a Stodart (c.1823), a Broadwood (1823) and a D’Almaine (c.1835). All the instruments were restored by Andrew Lancaster.
A unique insight into early 19th century performance style and sound.

CD DURATION:  75:39

AUDIO SAMPLE: Nocturne no. 6 - extract





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tracks:

Nocturne no 1 in E flat   Nocturne no 9 in E flat
Nocturne no 2 in C minor  Nocturne no 10 in E minor
Nocturne no 3 in A flat Nocturne no 11 in E flat
Nocturne no 4 in A major Nocturne no 12 in G major
Nocturne no 5 in B flat   Nocturne no 13 in D minor
Nocturne no 6 in F major Nocturne no 14 in C major
Nocturne no 7 in C major Nocturne no 15 in C major
Nocturne no 8 in A major  Nocturne no 16 in F major
review extracts (for full reviews click here
"she persuasively suggests an intimacy and transparency hard to parallel” - Gramophone
“Leach coaxes poetic sounds and plays this repertoire very sensitively” – Penguin Guide to Compact Discs
"Highly poetic" - Recommended disc: BBC Music Magazine, February 2010 (John Field Composer of the Month)