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Clementi: Complete Piano Sonatas Vol 3 / Shelley


Release Date: 04/14/2009 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67729   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Howard Shelley's series of Clementi's piano sonatas is receiving great critical acclaim and is increasing popular interest in this under-recorded composer. The sonatas in the present volume date from the period just after Clementi's adventures in Europe of 1780-83 that included an unfortunate and well-known confrontation with Mozart, and a protracted stay in Lyons. Clementi moved back to London and there had a considerable reputation as a performer, composer and teacher. His playing was praised, among other things, for its 'novel freedoms in tempo and dynamics in the service of heightened expression' and those qualities are noticeable in the works recorded here. Praise for CLEMENTI The Complete Piano Sonatas Vol 2 CDA67717 'Clementi's Read more sonatas have been neglected for far too long ... we have had to wait an extraordinarily long time for a complete survey of this quality ... with performances as characterful as Shelley's and with two CDs for the price of one, this is a genuine bargain, one that is likely to delight and to amaze in equal measure' (International Record Review) 'This second instalment of all Clementi's 70-odd sonatas in chronological order is no less relevatory than the first ... the sonatas combine the high spirits and dexterity of Scarlatti with the classicism of Haydn and Mozart; some of the slow movements have an even greater depth of expression than theirs ... furthermore, you get two discs for the price of one. Difficult to resist!' (Classic FM Magazine) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 13 no 4 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
2.
Sonata for Keyboard in F major, Op. 13 no 5 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
3.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, Op. 13 no 6 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Op. 20 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787/1804 
5.
Sonata for Piano in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
6.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 1 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
7.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 2 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
8.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 3 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 

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