Championing the English Square Piano

On this page we cover the formation of Athene Records; meet Joanna championing the English Square Piano. Listen to six ‘squares’ and a Spinet. Watch Joanna’s film debout; enjoy illustrated conversations and the complete Joanna Leach / Peter Katin Square Piano Discography.

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In 1988 Joanna met Andrew Lancaster, a restorer of English Square Pianos (1780-1835). It was a meeting that would change her life and be the impetus for the creation of Athene Records in 1991.

Andrew: “I invited Jo and Dave, her husband, to an antiques fair in Guildford, where I was showing a particularly fine Regency Broadwood… Jo placed the music on the piano; sat herself on the stool and began to play. The effect was electrifying as the notes tripped from her fingers and the piano came to life. Visitors began to gather round forming a crowd in the isles and balcony above. She was playing the Rondo alla Turca from Mozart’s Sonata K331… Hearing her playing that piano had a profound effect on me. It was a revelation to find how a square piano could sound when played by a pianist of Jo’s calibre. From then on my yardstick for restorations became, “Would Joanna like playing on this piano?”
It had a profound effect on Jo, for she found in playing these pianos a special resonance that seemed to open up a connection to composers and a deeper insight into their inspiration. They may well have had similar instruments on which they composed and would have heard their music very differently from the modern Steinway.

David Turner (Jo’s husband and recording engineer) had the idea of creating a specialist label for period pianos. The John Field Nocturnes CD, played on three pianos, was originally planned as a demo CD for Andrew Lancaster.  It became the first release (still the most popular) on the Athene Records label.
Peter Katin was taken with the pianos and sound and keen to make a recording: Peter’s highly acclaimed Clementi on Clementi CD (Dave’s last recording, just before he died). Peter went on to record three further square piano discs with Mike Beville as engineer.

Derek Bell and Joanna recording the Dussek Concertants (CD 23010)

Derek Bell (of Chieftains fame), in a letter to Joanna, writing in connection with their Dussek Erard Harp and Square Piano recording:

“There is not another pianist in the world who could possibly get such a full range of free expression out of a rickety piano or fortepiano as your good self! You are rightly the star of the whole record, which would not have been possible without Mike’s microphone placing, and your brilliant ‘sly’ editing! The “pathetic” parts of the Sonata are ravishing in sheer beauty of phrasing and tone, and the wild passionate bits are wonderfully strong and frightening at times. The upward scales are immaculate and the awkward syncopation in the finale, is spot on and very exciting. The sheer feeling behind all your playing is riveting, that never can one stop listening to it – the whole way through. It’s magnetic! I ought to have some lessons from you, but I don’t think what I most admire and covet in your marvellous playing could be imparted!!”

Dussek: Duo Concertant No3
Allegro Moderato
Derek Bell: Erard Harp; Joanna Leach: Stodart piano 1823
(CD 23010)

Play Squares

Clementi
The 1832 Clementi piano

Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin
(CD 23006)

Stodart
The 1823 Stodart piano
Longman & Broderip
The 1786 Longman & Broderip piano

Haydn Sonata in C Minor, finale – Allegro Moderato 
(CD 23002)

A typical Broadwood piano of 1787-89

Haydn: Sonata in C
(CD 23003)

An 1836 Collard & Collard

Joanna playing an Astor piano c.1800 at a recital in Arundel

Haydn: Sonata in E flat (excerpt)
(CD 23002)

Haydn & Inconsolable Grief

Joanna tells how when Haydn was composing the F minor Variations, that towards the end of the composition he heard that his dear friend – Maria Anna von Gensinger, the wife of the doctor to Prince Esterházy – had died. “Towards the end of this piece you suddenly get the grief and tearing out of hair in a terrible kind of feeling of loss, that comes out very strongly and I do identify with that.“

“When I recorded it I wasn’t particularly aware of any emotions. I was more concerned with getting the music as I heard it and felt it. After David died, I played it again: it was out on CD and I couldn’t believe how deeply it expressed what I was feeling. And I thought to myself that Haydn knew just what it was like to look into the abyss of deep inconsolable grief. Really that piece, at the end, is more close to my feelings; that and the Janáček Sonata which I also have recorded. When I first heard my own recording of it – I fished it out sometime after Dave died – I just wept and wept; it seemed to express what I felt.”

Haydn: F minor Variations (finale)
played on the 1823 Stodart
(CD 23002)

A recording of the Longman & Broderip using the Lute Stop
Handel: Keyboard Suite No 1 in B flat minor 
(CD 23026)

The 1727 Thomas Barton Spinet

The Spinet is included for comparison with the Square Pianos of 60-100 years later.

Handel: Fantasia No 69 in C major
(CD 23026)

Conversations & Articles

Squares – How it started
(with musical examples)
Joanna talks to Andrew Lancaster

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More Square Talk 
(with musical examples)
Joanna talks to Andrew Lancaster

Joanna (talking with Andrew Lancaster):
“Well Andrew, you completely changed my life, with the square pianos. You asked me down to Guildford to play the Broadwood you had on show. I thought it would be rather fun to have one, but I hadn’t thought of recording on it at that stage. I remember I sat down and played this wonderful Broadwood you had just restored and I felt, this is my instrument!”

In a dream Jo had had previously about an early piano, she said, “I sat down and music just flowed out of my fingers as I played, and I felt so happy; the piano just opened its heart to me and poured out all this wonderful music which I played. Now when I came to Guildford and sat at that piano, I had the same feeling as in that dream. I immediately said, Please, please find me another piano like this’”.

Joanna was captivated by the charm and delicacy of the sound, the lightness of touch, and the unique vocal conversational characteristics of these pianos. She performed exquisitely on them and made them available as CDs.

 Joanna recorded quite a wide range of music; some specifically written for these pianos and other music regularly performed on square pianos during the early 1800s – an amazing period of frenzied square piano development and manufacture in England – when ‘anybody who was anyone’ had a ‘square’ in the home.

Read Articles on Square Pianos and performance
by Andrew and Joanna:

The English Square Piano

 by Andrew Lancaster  
Read article as PDF

Square Pianos – their effect on Society

 by Andrew Lancaster  
Read article as PDF

Joanna’s 1823 Stodart

 by Andrew Lancaster  
Read article as PDF

Performance on Early Pianos

 by Joanna Leach  
Read article as PDF

If you want to contact a restorer of period instruments, visit:
The Music Room Workshop

Square Piano Discography

Square Piano Discography – Joanna Leach & Peter Katin

For more information and to purchase CDs click on the link to Divine Art found in ‘Further Information’

The Square Piano Recording Index:
By PIANO & By COMPOSER
with recording ID numbers

TUNING: The pianos in our recordings have been tuned to  a = 415 equal temperament, a semi-tone below present pitch. This slightly reduces the strain on the old frames. and is also convenient: by the simple expedient of transposing the piano part, it is possible to accompany instruments tuned to our present concert pitch.

Film Debut

VIDEO CLIP:  Camera test 

VIDEO CLIP:  Interview with a Vampirethe square piano segments
(With acknowledgement to Griffin Pictures)

On hearing the Haydn Sonata in E flat and the Soler, Sonata No.90, George Fenton said that “this is exactly what I want for the film music I am doing”. The artists were given a disc of the pieces and practised getting fingering as correct as possible. George still had to rewrite bits for the Haydn to be convincing with the actual filmed hand movements.

Joanna, who had long since programmed herself to play the piece how Haydn had written it, found it a challenge to play it ‘wrong’ for the film. As was her way when getting things wrong during practice, contrarywise she furiously swore at herself when she kept doing it ‘right’ (to hear the Haydn correctly, play CD 23002 Haydn Sonata in E flat in Discography; to hear the Soler, play the Stodart piano track in Play Squares).

Index Section

Composer Index

BachByrdChopinClementiCouperinDussekFieldHandelHaydnMendelssohnMozartScarlattiSchubertSoler

J.S.BACH: Partita No.1 in B flat23003 (ATHCD3)Longman & Broderip,1787
J.S.BACH: Prelude in E major, BWV933 No.523026Longman & Broderip,1787
J.S.BACH: Prelude in E minor, BWV933 No.623026Longman & Broderip,1787
BYRD, Pavan – The Earle of Salisbury   23026Barton Spinet, 1727
CHOPIN: Berceuse, Op.5724116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Mazurka in A flat major, Op.24 No.324116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Mazurka in B flat minor, Op.24 No.424116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Mazurka in C major, Op.24 No.224116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Mazurka in F minor, Op.68 No.424116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Mazurka in G minor, Op.24 No.124116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Nocturne in C sharp minor;  24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Polonaise in A flat major, KK Iva, No.2;24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Polonaise in B flat major, KK IVa, No.1;24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Polonaise in G minor, KK IIa, No.1;24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Variations Brilliantes, Op.12;24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Waltz in A flat major, Op.64 No.3.24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.224116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CHOPIN: Waltz in D flat major, Op.64 No.1;24116 (ATHCD11)Collard & Collard, 1835
CLEMENTI: Sonata in B flat Major, Op.24 No.2 (Peter Katin)24113 (ATHCD4)Clementi, c.1832
CLEMENTI: Sonata in D major, Op.25 No.6 (Peter Katin)24113 (ATHCD4)Clementi, c.1832
CLEMENTI: Sonata in F minor, Op.13, No.6 (Peter Katin)24113 (ATHCD4)Clementi, c.1832
CLEMENTI: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.25 No.5 (Peter Katin)24113 (ATHCD4)Clementi, c.1832
CLEMENTI: Sonata in G minor, Op.7 No.3 (Peter Katin)24113 (ATHCD4)Clementi, c.1832
COUPERIN, Les Barricades Mysterieuse   23026Barton Spinet, 1727
COUPERIN, Les Folies Française   23026Barton Spinet, 1727
DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.1 (Derek Bell, Erard harp)23010 (ATHCD10)  Stodart, c.1823
DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.3 (Derek Bell, Erard harp)23010 (ATHCD10)  Stodart, c.1823
DUSSEK: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.61                                 23010 (ATHCD10)  Clementi, c.1832
FIELD: Nocturne No.1 in E flat23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.2 in C minor  23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.3 in A flat23001 (ATHCD1)Broadwood, 1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.4 in A major23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.5 in B flat   23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.6 in F major  23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.7 in C major  23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD, Nocturne No.8 in A major  23001 (ATHCD1)Broadwood, 1823
FIELD, Nocturne No.9 in E flat  23001 (ATHCD1)Broadwood, 1823
FIELD: Nocturne No.10 in E minor23001 (ATHCD1)D’Almaine, c.1835
FIELD: Nocturne No.11 in E flat  23001 (ATHCD1)D’Almaine, c.1835
FIELD: Nocturne No.12 in G major23001 (ATHCD1)D’Almaine, c.1835
FIELD: Nocturne No.13 in D minor23001 (ATHCD1)D’Almaine, c.1835
FIELD: Nocturne No.14 in C major23001 (ATHCD1)D’Almaine, c.1835
FIELD: Nocturne No.15 in C major23001 (ATHCD1)Stodart, c.1823
FIELD, Nocturne No.16 in E major  23001 (ATHCD1)Broadwood, 1823
HANDEL, Fantasie in C major, G.60  23026Barton Spinet, 1727
HANDEL: Air and Variations, G5623026Longman & Broderip,1787
HANDEL: Keyboard Sonata in G minor, G27323026Longman & Broderip,1787
HANDEL: Toccata in G minor, G276  23026Longman & Broderip,1787
HAYDN: Capriccio in G major, Hob.XVII-1 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI-35 23002 (ATHCD2) Broadwood, 1789
HAYDN: Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI-20 23002 (ATHCD2) Longman & Broderip,1787
HAYDN: Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI-36 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI-1 23003 (ATHCD3) Broadwood, 1789
HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-37 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-51 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in E flat, Hob.XVI-49 23002 (ATHCD2) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI-34 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Sonata in F flat, Hob.XVI-49 23002 (ATHCC2) Astor, c.1800
HAYDN: Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI-23 23022 (ATHCD22) Stodart, c.1823
HAYDN: Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII-6 23002 (ATHCD2) Stodart, c.1823
MENDELSSOHN: Albumblatt in E minor. op.11723026Clementi, c.1832
MENDELSSOHN: Duetto, op. 38 No.623026Clementi, c.1832
MENDELSSOHN: Lied ohne Worte, Op.19 No.123003 (ATHCD3)D’Almaine, c.1835
MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in A minor23026Clementi, c.1832
MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in F# minor23026Clementi, c.1832
MENDELSSOHN: Wie die Zeit lauft – How Time Flies23026Clementi, c.1832
MOZART: Adagio in B minor, K54023026Stodart, c.1823
MOZART: Fantasie in D minor, K.397  23003 (ATHCD3)Stodart, c.1823
MOZART: Sonata in A, K.331 (Rondo alla Turka)23003 (ATHCD3)Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK113  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK20823025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK209   23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in A minor, KK5423025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in B minor, KK27  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in C major, KK461  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, KK491  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, KK492  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK1  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK64  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK9   23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in E major, KK380  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in E minor, KK198  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor, KK466  23025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor, KK48123025Stodart, c.1823
SCARLATTI: Sonata in F sharp minor, KK2523025Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Deutscher Tanz in G  23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ecossaise No.123026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ländler, D.790 No.4   23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Valse Sentimentale  23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Walzer, in B major   23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Walzer, in B minor  23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: Die schone Müllerin23006Clementi, c.1832
SCHUBERT: Drie Klavierstücke, D.946  (Peter Katin)23007 (ATHCD7)Clementi, c.1832
SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.899  (Peter Katin)24112Clementi, c.1832
SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.935  (Peter Katin)24112Clementi, c.1832
SCHUBERT: Impromptu in A flat, D899 No.4  23003 (ATHCD3)D’Almaine, c.1835
SCHUBERT: Moments Musiceaux, D.780  (Peter Katin)23007 (ATHCD7)Clementi, c.1832
SCHUBERT: Ungarische Melodie, D817   23026Stodart, c.1823
SCHUBERT: Valse Nobles, D.969  (Peter Katin)23007 (ATHCD7)Clementi, c.1832
SOLER: Sonata No.84 in D major23026Stodart, c.1823
SOLER: Sonata No.90 in F sharp major23003 (ATHCD3)Stodart, c.1823
Astor, c.1800HAYDN: Sonata in F flat, Hob.XVI-4923002  (ATHCD2)
Barton Spinet, 1727BYRD, Pavan – The Earle of Salisbury   23026
Barton Spinet, 1727COUPERIN, Les Barricades Mysterieuse   23026
Barton Spinet, 1727COUPERIN, Les Folies Française   23026
Barton Spinet, 1727HANDEL, Fantasie in C major, G.60  23026
Broadwood, 1789HAYDN: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI-3523002 (ATHCD2)
Broadwood, 1789HAYDN: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI-1  23003 (ATHCD3)
Broadwood, 1823FIELD: Nocturne No.3 in A flat23001 (ATHCD1)
Broadwood, 1823FIELD, Nocturne No.8 in A major  23001 (ATHCD1)
Broadwood, 1823FIELD, Nocturne No.9 in E flat  23001 (ATHCD1)
Broadwood, 1823FIELD, Nocturne No.16 in E major  23001 (ATHCD1)
Clementi, c.1832CLEMENTI: Sonata in B flat Major, Op.24 No.2  (Peter Katin)         24113  (ATHCD4)
Clementi, c.1832CLEMENTI: Sonata in D major, Op.25 No.6  (Peter Katin)24113  (ATHCD4)
Clementi, c.1832CLEMENTI: Sonata in F minor, Op.13, No.6  (Peter Katin)24113  (ATHCD4)
Clementi, c.1832CLEMENTI: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.25 No.5  (Peter Katin)24113  (ATHCD4)
Clementi, c.1832CLEMENTI: Sonata in G minor, Op.7 No.3  (Peter Katin)24113  (ATHCD4)
Clementi, c.1832DUSSEK: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.61   23010  (ATHCD10)  
Clementi, c.1832MENDELSSOHN: Albumblatt in E minor. op.11723026
Clementi, c.1832MENDELSSOHN: Duetto, op. 38 No.623026
Clementi, c.1832MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in A minor23026
Clementi, c.1832MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in F# minor 23026
Clementi, c.1832MENDELSSOHN: Wie die Zeit lauft – How Time Flies23026
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Die schone Müllerin23006
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Drie Klavierstücke, D.946  (Peter Katin)23007  (ATHCD7)
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.899  (Peter Katin)24112
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.935  (Peter Katin)24112
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Moments Musiceaux, D.780  (Peter Katin)23007  (ATHCD7)
Clementi, c.1832SCHUBERT: Valse Nobles, D.969  (Peter Katin)23007  (ATHCD7)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Berceuse, op.57;24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Mazurka in A flat major, op.24 No.324116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Mazurka in B flat minor, op.24 No.424116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Mazurka in C major, op.24 No.224116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Mazurka in F minor, op.68 No.424116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Mazurka in G minor, op.24 No.124116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Nocturne in C sharp minor;  24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Polonaise in A flat major, KK Iva, No.2;24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Polonaise in B flat major, KK IVa, No.1;24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Polonaise in G minor, KK IIa, No.1;24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Variations Brilliantes, op.12;24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Waltz in A flat major, op.64 No.3.24116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Waltz in C sharp minor, op.64 No.224116  (ATHCD11)
Collard & Collard, 1835CHOPIN: Waltz in D flat major, op.64 No.1;24116  (ATHCD11)
D’Almaine, c.1835FIELD: Nocturne No.10 in E minor23001 (ATHCD1)
D’Almaine, c.1835FIELD: Nocturne No.11 in E flat  23001 (ATHCD1)
D’Almaine, c.1835FIELD: Nocturne No.12 in G major23001 (ATHCD1)
D’Almaine, c.1835FIELD: Nocturne No.13 in D minor23001 (ATHCD1)
D’Almaine, c.1835FIELD: Nocturne No.14 in C major23001 (ATHCD1)
D’Almaine, c.1835MENDELSSOHN: Lied ohne Worte, Op.19 No.123003 (ATHCD3)
D’Almaine, c.1835SCHUBERT: Impromptu in A flat, D899 No.4  23003 (ATHCD3)
Longman & Broderip,1787J.S.BACH: Partita No.1 in B flat23003 (ATHCD3)
Longman & Broderip,1787J.S.BACH: Prelude in E major, BWV933 No.5  23026
Longman & Broderip,1787J.S.BACH: Prelude in E minor, BWV933 No.6  23026
Longman & Broderip,1787HANDEL: Air and Variations, G5623026
Longman & Broderip,1787HANDEL: Keyboard Sonata in G minor, G27323026
Longman & Broderip,1787HANDEL: Toccata in G minor, G276  23026
Longman & Broderip,1787HAYDN: Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI-20  23002 (ATHCD2)
Stodart, c.1823 DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.1  Derek Bell, Erard harp 23010  (ATHCD10)
Stodart, c.1823 DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.3  Derek Bell, Erard harp 23010  (ATHCD10)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.1 in E flat 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.2 in C minor 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.4 in A major 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.5 in B flat 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.6 in F major 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.7 in C major 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 FIELD: Nocturne No.15 in C major 23001 (ATHCD1)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Capriccio in G major, Hob.XVII-1 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI-36 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-37 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-51 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in E flat, Hob.XVI-49 23002 (ATHCD2)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI-34 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI-23 23022 (ATHCD22)
Stodart, c.1823 HAYDN: Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII-6 23002 (ATHCD2)
Stodart, c.1823 MOZART: Adagio in B minor, K540 23026
Stodart, c.1823 MOZART: Fantasie in D minor, K.397 23003 (ATHCD3)
Stodart, c.1823 MOZART: Sonata in A, K.331 (Rondo alla Turka) 23003 (ATHCD3)
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK113 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK208 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in A major, KK209 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in A minor, KK54 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in B minor, KK27 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in C major, KK461 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, KK491 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D major, KK492 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK1 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK64 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in D minor, KK9 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in E major, KK380 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in E minor, KK198 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor, KK466 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in F minor, KK481 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCARLATTI: Sonata in F sharp minor, KK25 23025
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Deutscher Tanz in G 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ecossaise No.1 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ländler, D.790 No.4 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Valse Sentimentale 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Walzer, in B major 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Walzer, in B minor 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SCHUBERT: Ungarische Melodie, D817 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SOLER: Sonata No.84 in D major 23026
Stodart, c.1823 SOLER: Sonata No.90 in F sharp major 23003 (ATHCD3)

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THREE SQUARE
Nocturnes by
John Field 

Joanna Leach plays:
 –  Broadwood, 1823
 –  Stodart piano, 1823
 –  D’Almaine, 1835

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FIELD: Nocturne No.1 in E flat (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.2 in C minor (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.4 in A major (Broadwood)
FIELD: Nocturne No.5 in B flat (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.6 in F major (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.7 in C major (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.8 in A major (Broadwood)
FIELD: Nocturne No.9 in E flat (Broadwood)
FIELD: Nocturne No.10 in E minor (Stodart)
FIELD: Nocturne No.11 in E flat (D’Almaine)
FIELD: Nocturne No.12 in G major (D’Almaine)
FIELD: Nocturne No.13 in D minor (D’Almaine)
FIELD: Nocturne No.14 in C major (D’Almaine)
FIELD: Nocturne No.15 in C major (D’Almaine)
FIELD: Nocturne No.16 in E major (Broadwood)

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DUSSEK: Duo Concertants & Sonata

Joanna Leach, piano
Derek Bell, Erhard harp

Stodart piano, 1823
Clementi piano, 1832

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DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.1 (Stodart & Erard harp)
DUSSEK: Duo Concertants, Op.69 No.3 (Stodart & Erard harp)
DUSSEK: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.61 (Clementi)

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Haydn: Variations in F Minor & three Sonatas

Joanna Leach plays:
 –  Broadwood, 1789
 –  Longman & Broderip piano, 1787
 –  Astor piano, c.1800
 –  Stodart piano, 1823

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HAYDN: Sonata in C major, Hob.XVI-35 (Broadwood)
HAYDN: Sonata in E flat, Hob XVI-49 (Astor)
HAYDN: Sonata in C minor, Hob.XVI-20 (Longman & Broderip)
HAYDN: Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII-6 (Stodart)

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Sixteen Scarlatti Sonatas

Joanna Leach

Stodart piano, 1823

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Sonata in A minor, KK 54
Sonata in A major, KK 113
Sonata in A major, KK 208
Sonata in A major, KK 209
Sonata in B minor, KK 27
Sonata in C major, KK 461
Sonata in D minor, KK 1
Sonata in D minor, KK 9
Sonata in D minor, KK 64
Sonata in D major, KK 491
Sonata in D major, KK 492
Sonata in E minor, KK 198
Sonata in E major, KK 380
Sonata in F sharp minor, KK 25
Sonata in F minor, KK 466
Sonata in F minor, KK 481

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FOUR SQUARE Recital

Joanna Leach plays:

 –  Longman & Broderip, 1787
 –  Broadwood, 1789
 –  Stodart piano, 1823
 –  D’Almaine, 1835

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J.S.BACH: Partita No.1 in B flat (Longman & Broderip)
HAYDN: Sonata in C, Hob.XVI-1 (Broadwood)
MENDELSSOHN: Lied ohne Worte, Op.19 No.1 (D’Almaine)
MOZART: Fantasie in D minor, K.397 (Stodart)
MOZART: Sonata in A, K.331 “Rondo alla Turka” (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: Impromptu in A flat, D899 No.4 (D’Almaine)
SOLER: Sonata No.90 in F sharp major (Stodart)

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Haydn: Five Sonatas & Cappriccio

Joanna Leach

Stodart piano, 1823

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HAYDN: Capriccio in G major, Hob.XVII-1
HAYDN: Sonata in C sharp minor, Hob.XVI-36
HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-37
HAYDN: Sonata in D major, Hob.XVI-51
HAYDN: Sonata in E minor, Hob.XVI-34
HAYDN: Sonata in F major, Hob.XVI-23

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SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin

Joanna Leach, piano
Richard Edgar-Wilson, tenor

Clementi piano, 1832

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SCHUBERT: Die schöne Müllerin, D.795

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A Century of Domestic Keyboards

Joanna Leach plays:
 –  Barton Spinet, 1727
 –  Longman & Broderip piano, 1787
 –  Stodart piano, 1823
 –  Clementi piano, 1832

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J.S.BACH: Prelude in E major, BWV933 No. 5 (Longman & Broderip)
J.S.BACH: Prelude in E minor, BWV933 No. 6 (Longman & Broderip)
BYRD: Pavan – The Earle of Salisbury (Barton Spinet)
COUPERIN: Les Barricades Mysterieuse (Barton Spinet)
COUPERIN: Les Folies Française (Barton Spinet)
HANDEL: Fantasie in C major, G.60 (Barton Spinet)
HANDEL: Keyboard Sonata in G minor, G273 (Stodart)
HANDEL: Toccata in G minor, G 276 (Stodart)
HANDEL: Air and Variations, G56 (Longman & Broderip)
MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in A minor (Clementi)
MENDELSSOHN: Venetian Gondola Song in F# minor (Clementi)
MENDELSSOHN: Wie die Zeit lauft – How Time Flies (Clementi)
MENDELSSOHN: Duetto, op. 38 No.6 (Clementi)
MENDELSSOHN: Albumblatt in E minor. op.117 (Clementi)
MOZART: Adagio in B minor, K540 (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Deutscher Tanz in G (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ecossaise No.1 (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Ländler, D.790 No.4 (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Valse Sentimentale (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Wlazer, in B minor (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: 6 dances – Wlazer, in B major (Stodart)
SCHUBERT: Ungarische Melodie, D817 (Stodart)
SOLER: Sonata No. 84 in D major (Stodart)

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CHOPIN: First & Last 

Peter Katin

Collard & Collard piano, 1835

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Berceuse, op.57
Mazurka in A flat major, op.24 No.3
Mazurka in B flat minor, op.24 No.4
Mazurka in C major, op.24 No.2
Mazurka in F minor, op.68 No.4
Mazurka in G minor, op.24 No.1
Nocturne in C sharp minor
Polonaise in A flat major, KK IVa, No.2
Polonaise in B flat major, KK IVa, No.1
Polonaise in G minor, KK IIa, No.1
Variations Brilliantes, op.12
Waltz in A flat major, op.64 No.3
Waltz in C sharp minor, op.64 No.2
Waltz in D flat major, op.64 No.1

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CLEMENTI on CLEMENTI 

Peter Katin

Clementi piano, 1832

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CLEMENTI: Sonata in F sharp minor, Op.25 No.5
CLEMENTI: Sonata in B flat Major, Op.24 No.2
CLEMENTI: Sonata in G minor, Op.7 No.3
CLEMENTI: Sonata in D major, Op.25 No.6
CLEMENTI: Sonata in F minor, Op.13, No.6

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SCHUBERT IMPROMPTUS 

Peter Katin

Clementi piano, 1832

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SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.899
SCHUBERT: Four Impromptus, D.935

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SCHUBERT RECITAL

Peter Katin

Clementi piano, 1832

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SCHUBERT: Drie Klavierstücke, D.946
SCHUBERT: Valse Nobles, D.969
SCHUBERT: Moments Musiceaux, D.780