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CLEMENTI, M.: Early Piano Sonatas, Vol. 1 (Alexander-Max)

Composer(s):Clementi, Muzio
Artist(s) Alexander-Max, Susan, fortepiano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.555808
Label Naxos
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The American pianist, Susan Alexander-Max, gives magnetic performances of five sparkling and original early sonatas by Clementi, on what one hopes is the start of a series from Naxos. Even the earliest sonata, in G major, written when Clementi was only 16 and hitherto unpublished, develops striking material, and the two minor-key sonatas in particular point forward to Beethoven and beyond, exploiting the keyboard in adventurous ways with a wide dynamic range and bold harmonies.








 

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