2 Apr 2006

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 2 April 2006
Muzio Clementi

Muzio Clementi Photo: muzioclementi.com


If you ever learned to play the piano, it's likely you've played some of Muzio Clementi's fifty sonatas, composed specifically as teaching aids.  The piano was a newly developed instrument in Clementi's day, and he was active in securing its' popularity.  

Clementi spent eight years on a European tour, as a 'musician in business', selling pianos and collecting manuscripts (especially Beethoven's).  

He performed in the courts of Europe and was known as a rival of Mozart's.

Music Details:

SAINT-SAENS   Carnival of the Animals   Decca 414 460

CLEMENTI   Sonatina in G Op. 36/5        White Label

Toni WINE    “A Groovy Kind of Love”       CDCHD 711

CLEMENTI   Sonata in B flat Major Op.24/2   ACC 67911 D

MOZART     The Magic Flute                      EMI CDC 7 54288

CLEMENTI   Symphony No. 1 Chandos    CHAN 9234

CLEMENTI   Grand National Symphony    ASV CD DCA803

CLEMENTI   Grand National Symphony    ASV CD DCA803

CLEMENTI   Sonata in B flat Major Op.24/2   Athene ATH CD4

CLEMENTI   Sonata in F sharp Minor Op.25/5   EMI 7 54766

CLEMENTI   Capriccio in B flat Major Op.17   Das Alte Werk 26731








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