Park: Clementi - Keyboard Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)
Park: Clementi – Keyboard Sonatas (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Muzio Clementi
Performer: Sun-A Park
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.25 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 12 No. 1
01. I. Presto
02. II. Larghetto con expressione
03. III. Theme & Variations

Sonata in B flat Major, Op. 2 No. 6
04. I. Allegro di molto
05. II. Prestissimo

Sonata in E flat Major, Op. 7 No . 1
06. I. Allegro assai
07. II. Mesto
08. III. Rondo. Allegro

Sonata in C Major, Op. 7 No. 2
09. I. Presto
10. II. Andantino quasi allegretto – Presto

Sonata in C Major, Op. 2 No. 2
11. I. Presto
12. II. Rondo. Spiritoso

Sonata in C major, Op. 9 No. 2
13. I. Allegro ma con espressione
14. II. Lento e patetico
15. III. Rondo. Allegro spiritoso

Though Mozart was typically grudging, Beethoven had a high regard for Muzio Clementi’s compositions. A leading soloist, Clementi was pivotal to the piano’s development as a virtuoso instrument, but he was also a publisher and innovator. His sonatas combine clarity of form with moments of bravura brilliance, laced with scintillating hand-crossings and his trademark chains of thirds, on which Mozart commented. Infectiously exciting in prestissimo sections, his sonatas offer a compendium of how to exploit new advances in the development of the piano.

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