CLEMENTI – THE PIANO SONATAS – RECITAL 1
DR FIONNUALA MOYNIHAN
It is with great excitement that I begin the first of this four-concert series with two of Clementi’s op.10 piano sonatas.
Clementi’s early works exhibit a delicate virtuosity, a lightness of touch and a freshness of style. In contrast to this Clementi’s op.40 no.3 bears the hallmarks of Clementi’s compositional maturity. Its dramatic nature and dark character is operatic in style. It is a formidable sonata to perform and a musical journey for both listener and performer.
Piano Sonata in G major WO 14
Piano Sonata in A major op.10 no.1
Piano Sonata in D major op.10 no.2
Piano Sonata in D minor op.40 no.3
Sonatina in F major op.36 no.4
A 4 part series:
Published on 11 January 2019