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Programme Notes

The tradition of left-hand repertoire firmly began in the nineteenth century and developed through the twentieth century, mainly as a result of the First World War.  Nigel Hess's Nocturne gives me the opportunity, in the twenty-first century, to premiere a new left-hand commission by one of the UK's most eminent composers.  I was thrilled when Nigel agreed to the commission, and I'll never forget the excitement of first seeing the completed score.  The piece has a simple but beautiful theme with an unexpected use of harmony that I love.  It certainly tells a story.
© Nicholas McCarthy