SQUARE PIANOS

Welcome to the website of Michael Cole, instrument maker & author

Here you will find reliable information about historic keyboard instruments, their music, and related topics. (This site is scanned and archived by the British Library.) No pop-ups. No adverts.

Michael's Blog can be found in the dropdown menu from any page (hover on HOME).

Our youtube video featuring a Longman & Broderip piano has now passed 10,300 views – hopefully making the distinctive sound of these instruments better known to more people.

Recent recording: a 1776 square piano by Zumpe & Buntebart, restored for Museu de la Música in Barcelona, played by Pablo Gomez available on YouTube. An excellent demonstration of the musical resources such pianos offer.

Latest revision: 9 September 2020

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