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Clementi: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / La Vecchia, Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma


Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573071   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Muzio Clementi
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Wo 33 by Muzio Clementi
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
2.
Symphony no 1 in C major, Wo 32 by Muzio Clementi
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
3.
Overture in D major by Muzio Clementi
Conductor:  Francesco La Vecchia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rome Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 

Customer Reviews

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 Enjoyable Find January 9, 2015 By William Muthig (Milan, OH) See All My Reviews "Enjoyable works, enjoyable performances, enjoyable recordings. Muzio Clementi is probably one of the most overlooked composers today. The works on this disc deserve to be heard more frequently. These performances were an unexpected pleasure and a welcome addition to a classical music collection. The playing of the overture makes one sit up and take notice of what is to come. Naxos recordings continue to be solid and impress this listener. This disc makes a nice set with the Naxos disc containing Clementi's Overture in C major and Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (also with Francesco La Vecchia and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma)." Report Abuse
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