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Wydawnictwo: Hyperion
Seria: Clementi Piano Sonatas
Seria: Clementi: Complete Piano Sonatas
Nr katalogowy: CDA 67632
Nośnik: 2 CD
Data wydania: styczeń 2008
EAN: 34571176321
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Epoka muzyczna: klasycyzm
Obszar (język): włoski
Instrumenty: fortepian
Rodzaj: sonata

Clementi: Complete Piano Sonatas vol 1

Hyperion - CDA 67632
Wykonawcy
Howard Shelley, piano
Nagrody i rekomendacje
 
Le Monde de la Musique Choc Classicstoday.com 10/10
 
The Complete Piano Sonatas Vol 1
This is the first volume in a complete chronological survey of the Clementi sonatas which we hope to complete in six ’2 for the price of 1’ double CD sets released over the next three years. There is very little competition for this repertoire and indeed this volume appears to include the first ever recording of Clementi’s six sonatas Opus 1. Muzio Clementi was for much of his long career one of the most famous musicians in Europe. Around the turn of the nineteenth century his public esteem was probably second only to that of Haydn, and, a decade or so later, Beethoven. But unlike the reputations of these other two, Clementi’s fame as a musician rested almost solely upon his exploits, as both player and composer, at a single instrument, the piano. And the vast majority of his compositions are sonatas for that instrument. This is a fascinating body of work which spans European musical life from Scarlatti to Chopin. This is Howard Shelley’s hundredth CD release and Hyperion congratulates him on an extraordinary achievement.

GRAMOPHONE RECOMMENDS; CHOC DU MONDE DE LA MUSIQUE

'Listening to this opener in Howard Shelley's complete cycle, recorded on a pristine-sounding modern piano, it is hard to imagine anyone else ever making them sound better … Shelley reveals this by treating each and every one of these works with the utmost respect, his constant attention to the subtlest details of touch and phrasing meaning not only that things are never allowed to descend into the routine, but that he is more than able to respond to those moments when Clementi really does find a vein of poetry … The Andante cantabile of Op 8 No 1 is a gem, the excellent Op 7 No 3 is strongly expressive throughout … Shelley realises them all while also coping coolly with the more finger-breaking exhibitions of virtuosity … Shelley's performances, which seem well capable of achieving definitive status, make you wonder if Mozart was hiding some genuine discomfort' (Gramophone)

'I have long admired Shelley's spaciousness of phrase and generosity of tonal range, and this latest offering certainly does not disappoint on either account. The Opp 1 and 2 Sonatas benefit from a fresh and spirited viewpoint, the leisurely lyrical lines nevertheless beautifully compact … This set may well encourage listeners to reappraise Clementi, not in the shadow of Mozart of Beethoven but in light of the composer's inestimable contribution to classical style' (International Record Review)

'Launching his complete Clementi cycle in impressive style, Howard Shelley tosses off chains of thirds and octaves with elegant virtuosity, and brings an ideal expressive flexibility to the more personal sonatas' (Daily Telegraph)

'Wonderful playing, superb sound and a valuable addition to the catalogue' (Classic FM Magazine)

'Shelley's playing is warm and expressive throughout, and there's enough enjoyment here to make one look forward to the continuation of his series' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Clementi was a master of intricate structure and dynamics, as Shelley's elegant readings vividly demonstrate' (Observer)



Recording details: June 2007; All Saints, Durham Road, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom; Produced by Annabel Connellan; Engineered by Ben Connellan; Release date: February 2008;

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