Clementi - Sonatas & Preludes | Piano Classics PCL10128

Clementi - Sonatas & Preludes

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL10128

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 8th September 2017

Contents

Works

Clementi, Muzio

Musical Characteristics, op.19
» Preludio alla Mozart
Piano Sonatas (3), op.7
» no.3 in G minor
Piano Sonatas (3), op.40
» no.3 in D major
Piano Sonatas (6), op.2
» no.2 in C major
Piano Sonatas (6), op.13
» no.6 in F minor

Artists

Ilia Kim (piano)

Works

Clementi, Muzio

Musical Characteristics, op.19
» Preludio alla Mozart
Piano Sonatas (3), op.7
» no.3 in G minor
Piano Sonatas (3), op.40
» no.3 in D major
Piano Sonatas (6), op.2
» no.2 in C major
Piano Sonatas (6), op.13
» no.6 in F minor

Artists

Ilia Kim (piano)

About

This new recording contains a fine selection of piano sonatas by Muzio Clementi, from both his early and mature years. The Sonatas Opp. 2 and 7 clearly show the striking originality and pianistic innovations of Clementi, which feature octaves, runs in thirds and elaborate arpeggios. The music’s ‘Empfindsamkeit’ is expressed in both dark and passionate moods and light‐hearted vitality. Clementi’s pianistic style paved the way for the great 19th-century virtuosos and still proves a serious challenge for the professional pianists today.

Korean pianist Ilia Kim was educated in Berlin, the Salzburg Mozarteum, Hochschule Hannover and the Imola Piano school in Italy, where she settled in 1998. She is an active concert pianist, having played at important festivals like Schleswig‐Hollstein, Dubrovnik and the Tiroler Festspiele.

Reviews

Kim evokes the more expansive thought process of the Op7 No3, finds manicured anguish in the Op13 No6 – a more troubled expressiveness than most Clementi – and the Mozartian operatic flare in Op40 No3. The mood is refreshed mid-disc by two of his musical character skits, miniature preludes that caricature Haydn and Mozart respectively.
The Scotsman 12 October 2017
This music is playful, virtuosic, expressive, formally expansive and anticipating Beethoven, but a stimulating listen on its own account.
The Sunday Times 8 October 2017

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