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CLEMENTI, M.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Overture in D Major (Rome Symphony Orchestra, La Vecchia)


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CLEMENTI, M.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 / Overture in D Major (Rome Symphony Orchestra, La Vecchia)

Muzio Clementi was ‘The Father of the pianoforte’, a performer, teacher, publisher and manufacturer of pioneering importance. But in addition to the works for piano, he also wrote a series of symphonies which, along with Cherubini’s D major Symphony (Naxos 8.557908), are the only works by an Italian composer to stand comparison with the great Viennese symphonies of the time. Colourful, characterful and atmospheric, these important works show the influence of Haydn, but also, in their orchestral richness, of Beethoven and Schubert.

Clementi, Muzio

  Overture in D Major
1.   Overture in D Major 00:08:44
  Symphony No. 1 in C Major, WoO 32 (edited by P. Spada)
2.   I. Larghetto - Allegro vivace 00:09:01
3.   II. Andante con moto 00:05:41
4.   III. Minuetto: Allegretto - Trio 00:06:31
5.   IV. Finale: Allegro vivace - Animato e giocoso 00:05:41

Clementi, Muzio
Spada, Pietro, arranger(s)

  Symphony No. 2 in D Major, WoO 33 (edited by P. Spada)
6.   I. Adagio - Allegro 00:09:23
7.   II. Larghetto cantabile 00:05:38
8.   III. Minuetto: Allegretto 00:04:30
9.   IV. Finale: Presto 00:05:01

Total Playing Time: 01:00:10

Clementi, Muzio

Spada, Pietro

La Vecchia, Francesco

Rome Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.573071

Barcode: 747313307173

Physical Release: 01/2013

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