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Clementi: Keyboard Sonatas / Rodriguez


Release Date: 10/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573608  
Composer:  Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Muzio Clementi’s legacy to pianists is recognized as highly significant for his introduction of a new virtuosity and exploration of the possibilities of the then recently invented fortepiano. His three Sonatas, Op. 23 were published in London in 1790, their style reflecting Haydn’s tremendous popularity in th city at that time. The later Sonata, Op. 34 offers more dramatic contrast, sparkling with chains of thirds, handcrossing and much use of octaves, comparable resources also being explored in the Fantasia con variazioni on the familiar song ‘Au clair de la lune.’ Muzio Clementi’s legacy to pianists is recognized as highly significant for his introduction of a new virtuosity and exploration of the possibilities of the then recently invented fortepiano. His three Sonatas, Op. 23 were published in London in 1790, their style reflecting Haydn’s tremendous popularity in th city at that time. The later Sonata, Op. 34 offers more dramatic contrast, sparkling with chains of thirds, handcrossing and much use of octaves, comparable resources also being explored in the Fantasia con variazioni on the familiar song ‘Au clair de la lune.’ Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 1 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
2.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 2 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
3.
Sonatas (3) for Keyboard, Op. 23: no 3 in E flat major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1790 
4.
Sonatas (2) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in C major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795 
5.
Fantaisie with Variations on 'Au clair de la lune' for Piano, Op. 48 by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Juan Carlos Rodriguez (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821; London, England 

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