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Selected Piano Sonatas - Volume I (1768-1785)

Piano Solo

By Muzio Clementi

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Piano Piano (Piano solo) - SMP Level 9 (Advanced)
Piano Solo. Composed by Muzio Clementi (1752-1832). Edited by Alan Tyson and Sonja Gerlach. Sheet Music. Paperbound. Henle Music Folios. Pages: VIII and 95. Classical. Softcover. 104 pages. G. Henle #HN317. Published by G. Henle (HL.51480317).

Item Number: HL.51480317

ISBN 9790201803173. 9.25x12.25 inches.

Muzio Clementi was born four years before Mozart and outlived Beethoven by five. Thus this Italian pianist and composer helped fashion the entire Classical era in music. However, his pedagogical tour de force, the “Gradus ad parnassum”, has tended to negatively influence the esteem he enjoyed as an artist, something that our first volume of Clementi's piano sonatas should help rectify. This selection of ten moderately difficult to difficult works allows a glimpse into Clementi's sonata workshop between 1768 and 1785. His predilection for the finer pointsof part-writing and contrapuntal art blend here with a formal and dignified classicism. Our carefully revised Urtext edition is basedon the first versions of the pieces, published in the 1770s and 1780s.

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About SMP Level 9 (Advanced)

All types of major, minor, diminished, and augmented chords spanning more than an octave. Extensive scale passages.

  • Sonata, G major, WO 14 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, A major, op. 2,4 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, B flat major, Oeuvre 1, 2 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, B flat major, op. 24,2 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, G minor, op. 7,3 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, G minor, op. 8,1 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, B flat major, op. 8,3 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, E flat major, op. 9,3 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, A major, op. 10,1 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Sonata, F minor, op. 13,6 (Piano solo)  Performed by Muzio Clementi
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Nicole from Canada
    Location:
    Canada
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • June 20, 2020 Not much drama, but gets better as Clementi ages

    I bought both Volume I and II. I was kind of disappointed with the first few sonatas in Volume I. I was hoping for gripping emotion and drama, but they instead sound a bit more reserved and Baroque...they sounded very much Scarlatti-ish. But, as the book goes and...

    Clementi gets older, the character of the sonatas changes, and in Volume II, they start to sound more Beethovenian. All of his sonatas, to my eyes/ears/fingers, are a lot different than his more common Sonatinas. I think these are definitely worth a play. As always, the Henle book quality is very durable. An informative preface is written at the beginning of each volume.

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  • 5

    Anonymous
    Location:
    East Northport, NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 27, 2007 BRILLIANT

    these pieces are underrated classics. If you love music from the classical era, this is a must-have.

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