|ath 23001 (ATHCD 1)|
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.
|CD DURATION: 75:39
AUDIO SAMPLE: Nocturne no. 6 - extract
|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)|