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Clementi: Complete Sonatas For Fortepiano / Costantino Mastroprimiano


Release Date: 11/13/2012 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 94379  
Composer:  Muzio ClementiArcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano
Number of Discs: 18 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Known as the ‘father of the pianoforte’, Muzio Clementi (1752–1832) played an incomparable role in the development of both piano repertoire and the instrument itself. As a composer and virtuoso pianist, his sonatas spanned the transition from Scarlatti’s keyboard style to the beginnings of the Romantic period; as a publisher and manufacturer, he was responsible for a number of developments to piano performance and construction.

This 18-disc collection of Clementi’s complete piano sonatas explores the development of his distinctive style and spans his entire career, from childhood to maturity. The composer’s deep affinity for the piano is particularly clear: in his mature works, he drew on elements of Scarlatti and Haydn’s
Read more keyboard music and blended them with striking virtuosity and flowing melodies, crafting supremely expressive music that made full use of developing fortepiano technology. As Clementi’s activities in music publishing and piano manufacturing increased, his piano writing also matured, and later works display greater harmonic and structural experimentation.

Clementi’s innovations are explored in this set by the critically acclaimed pianist Costantino Mastroprimiano, whose performances bring to life the composer’s captivating music as it would have been heard during his lifetime. This collection is the first opportunity for listeners to hear Clementi’s complete sonatas played on original fortepianos, and is an essential addition to any piano enthusiast’s collection.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• The first recording of Clementi’s complete piano sonatas to be performed on forte- piano.
• Historically-informed performances on an 18th-century Kirkman fortepiano and a 19th-century Clementi fortepiano.
• 'With his fluid, brilliant technique and sensitive expression, Mastroprimiano serves Clementi beautifully.' Fanfare. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A flat major, WoO 13 "Sonata Inedita" by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1765 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 41 Secs. 
2.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1771 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs. 
3.
Sonatas (5) for Piano, Op. 1bis: no 1 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1780-1781 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
4.
Sonatas (5) for Piano, Op. 1bis: no 2 in B flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1780-1781 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
5.
Sonatas (5) for Piano, Op. 1bis: no 3 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1780-1781 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
6.
Sonatas (5) for Piano, Op. 1bis: no 4 in A major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1780-1781 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
7.
Sonatas (5) for Piano, Op. 1bis: no 5 in A minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1780-1781 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, Wo 14 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1768; Dorset, England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
9.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 12 - Giga by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 8 in D minor - Sarabanda by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
11.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 8 in D minor - Allemande by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
12.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 7 in F major - Sarabanda by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
13.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 7 in F major - Giga by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo, Op. 4: no 1 in C major - Allegro by Arcangelo Corelli
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Op. 2 no 2 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1779; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
16.
Sonata for Piano in A major, Op. 2 no 4 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 9 Minutes 30 Secs. 
17.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 2 no 6 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1779; England 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 
18.
The Black Joke with 21 variations in G major, Wo 2 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1777 
Date of Recording: 03/2007 
Venue:  Trafalgar Studios - Rome, Italy 
Length: 5 Minutes 46 Secs. 
19.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 7: no 1 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 7: no 3 in G minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Musical Characteristics for Keyboard, Op. 19: Preludio I alla Vanhal by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: London, England 
22.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 8: no 1 in G minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 8: no 2 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 8: no 3 in B flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Musical Characteristics for Keyboard, Op. 19: Preludio II alla Mozart by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: London, England 
26.
Rondo for Keyboard in B flat major, Wo 8 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1802 
27.
Sonatas (2) for Keyboard, Op. 24: no 1 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1789; London, England 
28.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 47 no 2 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
29.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Op. 41 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: London, England 
30.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 7: no 2 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 9: no 1 in B flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 9: no 2 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 9: no 3 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783; Vienna, Austria 
34.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 10: no 1 in A major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 10: no 2 in D major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in B flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Vienna, Austria 
37.
Sonata for Piano in E flat major, Op. 11 no 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1792; Vienna, Austria 
38.
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 
39.
Toccata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 11 no 2 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784 
40.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, Op. 12 no 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
41.
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 
42.
Sonatas (4) for Keyboard, Op. 12: no 3 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Italy 
43.
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 
44.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 13 no 4 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
45.
Sonata for Keyboard in F major, Op. 13 no 5 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
46.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, Op. 13 no 6 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1785 
47.
La chasse, Op. 16 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1786 
48.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major, Op. 20 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787/1804 
49.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 3 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
50.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 2 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
51.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 1 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
52.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
53.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; London, England 
54.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in B flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; London, England 
55.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 4 in A major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790 
56.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 5 in F sharp minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; London, England 
57.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 6 in D major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; London, England 
58.
Sonata for Piano in F major, WO 3 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
59.
Variations (5) on a Minuet by Mr. Collick, Wo 5 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
60.
Sonata for Piano in F major, Op. 26 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
61.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 33 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
62.
Sonatas (2) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 19 Minutes 18 Secs. 
63.
Sonatas (2) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in G minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 20 Minutes 49 Secs. 
64.
Capriccio for Piano in A major, Op. 34 no 3 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1795 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 8 Minutes 15 Secs. 
65.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 4 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 9 Minutes 59 Secs. 
66.
Sonata for Piano in A major, Op. 36 no 1 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
67.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 2 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
68.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 3 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs. 
69.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 4 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
70.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 5 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 8 Minutes 9 Secs. 
71.
Progressive Sonatinas (6) for Piano, Op. 36: no 6 in D major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 7 Minutes 14 Secs. 
72.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 37: no 1 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1798 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 17 Minutes 56 Secs. 
73.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 37: no 2 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1798 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 16 Minutes 23 Secs. 
74.
Piano Sonata in D major, Op. 37/3 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798 
Date of Recording: 07/2009 
Venue:  Rome 
Length: 14 Minutes 17 Secs. 
75.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 50: no 3 in G minor "Didone Abbandonata" by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1821; London, England 
76.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 50: no 2 in D minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1821; London, England 
77.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 50: no 1 in A major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1821; London, England 
78.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 40: no 3 in d/D by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; London, England 
79.
Sonata for Keyboard in B flat major, Op. 46 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
80.
Sonata (3) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in B minor by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; London, England 
81.
Sonata (3) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in G major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; London, England 
82.
Monferrinas (12) for Piano, Op. 49 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Costantino Mastroprimiano (Fortepiano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1821 

Customer Reviews

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 Exceptional value; a must-have for lovers of pian June 22, 2014 By Laraine Barker (Rotorua, Bay of Plenty) See All My Reviews "Costantino Mastroprimiano is one of Italy’s foremost specialists on Clementi so what could be more natural than for him to record all of Clementi’s sonatas? Many of the earlier sonatas would also have been performed on harpsichords (not every keyboard musician owned a piano in the 1760s) so Mastroprimiano has chosen fortepianos of around the time of the compositions. I bought this set in six volumes containing 3 CDs each so my review is based on these. In Volume 1 Mastroprimiano plays an instrument made by Andrea Resteli of Milano in 2005 after one by Ludwig Dulcken ca 1790. It has a silvery timbre appropriate for the music. In Volume 2 the instrument is by Ugo Casiglia after a Johann Gottfried Silberman of 1749, also with an appropriately silvery tone. For volume 3 (The London Sonatas) the chosen instrument is more robust and modern in sound: a splendid Kirckman of 1798, which is also used in Volume 4. In Volume 5 he has chosen a Clementi ca 1828, and also a Clementi ca 1828 for Volume 6, both of which show what a great piano builder Clementi was. On all instruments Mastroprimiamo is able to “go to town” in a way that wouldn’t be possible on a modern Steinway. These are splendid performances that aren’t likely to be bettered. I spent over NZ$80 on my set (over a period of about three years) and thought it was good value, but the complete set here has to be considered much better value. Get yourself a copy right now." Report Abuse
 piano sonats should be played on a piano February 9, 2013 By K. BAKER (HEBER CITY, UT) See All My Reviews "Clementi stands with Mozart & Haydn as the premier masters of solo piano music. Too bad Brilliant decided to record these works on the pianoforte instead of the modern piano. NATO seems to be slowly recording the Clementi sonatas on modern piano. I like what NATO has done so far much better than these pianoforte recordings. But, Brilliant's set is at least half the price of the NATO disks, so, for a low price or if you like "original instruments", you should enjoy these." Report Abuse
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