In 2012 we made this short film in the workshop, which follows the repair of a circa 1800 Jacobus Ball square piano, and demonstrates some of the things required to bring a piano back into playing condition.

The Dettmer square piano used in the recordings.

  • Scherzo (allegretto vivace) No 70 of “Gradus ad Parnassum” Pub.1826
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  • Muzio Clementi
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We have made a recording of a freshly restored Dettmer square piano, circa 1815, played by Kenneth Mobbs, to give you a sample of a typical sound from a square piano of that period.

Phone +44 (0) 1225 891952. Hill Farm Workshop. Greenway Lane, Cold Ashton, Chippenham SN14 8LA, U.K.

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