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CLEMENTI, M.: Early Piano Sonatas, Vol. 2 (Alexander-Max)

Muzio Clementi was famous throughout his lifetime as both a composer and a virtuoso performer, appearing at the court of France and competing with Mozart in Vienna. His keyboard sonatas, over a hundred in number, were immensely popular and influential, and his legacy as a performer and teacher was of considerable importance in the development of piano technique. The sonatas composed at the beginning of the 1780s heard on this recording are about extending the limits of the piano and making an emotional impact. The Sonata in G minor, Op. 7, No. 3 is a fine example: the first and second movements are quite extraordinary for their cantabile legato lines while the third movement, with its exciting array of octaves, is full of fortissimos, sforzandos and exhilaration.


Clementi, Muzio

  Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 11
1.   I. Allegro con grazia 00:05:37
2.   II. Larghetto con espressione 00:04:42
3.   III. Rondo: Allegro spiritoso 00:03:50
  Piano Sonata in B-Flat Major, Op. 1, No. 2
4.   I. Allegro moderato 00:05:56
5.   II. Andantino grazioso 00:01:39
6.   III. Allegro 00:02:30
  Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
7.   I. Allegro con spirito 00:08:14
8.   II. Cantabile e lento 00:04:04
9.   III. Presto 00:04:40
  Piano Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 3
10.   I. Allegro assai 00:05:33
11.   II. Larghetto 00:04:22
12.   III. Prestissimo 00:06:37
  Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 10, No. 1
13.   I. Allegro con spirito 00:05:17
14.   II. Minuetto: Allegretto con moto 00:03:32
15.   III. Prestissimo 00:05:00

Total Playing Time: 01:11:33






Composer(s):
Clementi, Muzio

Artist(s):
Alexander-Max, Susan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557695

Barcode: 0747313269525

Physical Release: 06/2007

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