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Clementi: Complete Keyboard Sonatas Vol 3

Clementi / Costantino Mastropriminano
Release Date: 02/09/2010 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 93974  
Composer:  Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Muzio Clementi (1752--1832) is one of the most colourful and influential musical figures of the past 200 years. Born in Rome, he grew up in Dorset, with the family of Peter Beckford, who in effect bought the boy from his father. The agreement was to provide him with an English gentleman's education and upbringing. Clementi grew up during the period that saw the end of the baroque, and the beginning of the classical age in music. His influence upon younger composers was marked. Beethoven's early piano sonatas show that he had a thorough knowledge of those by Clementi. Clementi was also a publisher, and struck up a lucrative business relationship with Beethoven. The works on this 3CD set are from his early years, and by and large do not Read more contain the revolutionary music of the op. 40 and 50 sonatas. However, the op.11 sonata with its toccata movement is a remarkable work for 1784. It probably also existed as a piano concerto, as the left hand has some very difficult running figuration, providing almost orchestral texture and colour. Also of note is the first of four Capriccios Clementi composed. The last two are large works of 20 minutes duration each. This 1787 is a more modest affair, and is based on two popular songs of the time. It is easy on the ear salon music, very different to the groundbreaking works that would shortly follow.

- Period-performance practice. The fortepiano is a Kirckman, 1798 (Collection Edwin Beunk, Enschede)
- Booklet notes
- Recording made in 2008
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Op. 11 no 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Toccata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 11 no 2 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784 
3.
Capriccio for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 17 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787/1807 
4.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 12 no 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
5.
Sonatas (4) for Keyboard, Op. 12: no 2 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Italy 
6.
Sonatas (4) for Keyboard, Op. 12: no 3 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Italy 
7.
Sonatas (4) for Keyboard, Op. 12: no 4 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Italy 
8.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 13 no 4 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
9.
Sonata for Keyboard in F major, Op. 13 no 5 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
10.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, Op. 13 no 6 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
11.
La chasse, Op. 16 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1786 
12.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Op. 20 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787/1804 

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