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CLEMENTI, M.: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Alexander-Max)

    

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CLEMENTI, M.: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4 (Alexander-Max)

This recording charts the breadth of Muzio Clementi’s compositional life from his first fortepiano sonatas to his last. The works reveal the stylistic developments in keyboard music during this period as well as the evolution of the instrument itself, reflected in the historically important fortepianos selected for this recording. After the limpid textures and melodic charm of the two early sonatas, the Sonata in G minor, Op. 50, No. 3 is the apex of Clementi’s entire keyboard output, a dark and dramatic tableau based on the passion of Dido and Aeneas, shot through with operatically charged emotional conflict and vivid colours.


Clementi, Muzio

  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, Op. 50, No. 2
1.   I. Allegro non troppo ma con energia 00:10:37
2.   II. Adagio con espressione 00:04:27
3.   III. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo presto 00:07:56
  Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, Op. 50, No. 3, "Didone abbandonata"
4.   I. Introduzione: Largo sostenuto - II. Allegro ma con espressione 00:14:22
5.   III. Adagio dolente 00:05:55
6.   IV. Allegro agitato e con disperazione 00:10:04
  Keyboard Sonata in G Major, Op. 1bis, No. 3
7.   I. Allegretto 00:02:02
8.   II. Air anglais variĆ©: Allegro 00:09:10
  Keyboard Sonata in E-Flat Major, Op. 8, No. 2
9.   I. Allegro assai 00:05:43
10.   II. Larghetto con espressione 00:02:43
11.   II. Allegro 00:04:36

Total Playing Time: 01:17:35






Composer(s):
Clementi, Muzio

Artist(s):
Alexander-Max, Susan

Label: Naxos

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.572664

Barcode: 747313266470

Physical Release: 06/2016

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