Monday, January 25, 2010

Clementi's Sonatina Op. 36, No. 1 in C Major

Muzio Clementi was a great composer and pianist and is considered by many to be the "father" of composition for the pianoforte (the earliest version of the modern piano). He composed a great many sonatas and shorter/easier works called Sonatinas. Although his works are not frequently heard, and he has become somewhat of an obscurity, his music was certainly influential both directly through the musical form of the Sonata as well as indirectly through his influence on other composers.

This recording is of the first Sonatina in a set of six from Opus 36. It is in the key of C major and is a well-known work, especially for piano students.

I chose to record this work on a whim, after receiving the suggestion to record some Clementi from a visitor on my Facebook page - thank you Thirdy for the suggestion! I enjoyed recording this piece and hope that you will enjoy listening to my interpretation of this work.

You can download a copy of the selection as an MP3 or WMV by visiting my website, lisztonian.com or by subscribing to my free iTunes podcast. You may also use the embedded media player below (if available) to listen online.



Enjoy!
Jeremiah Jones

5 comments:

Morris said...

Hi, I found your podcast on ITunes & I absolutely loved it since the first note I heard. Thank you for sharing with us so much amazing material for free.

All the best,
Morris

Jeremiah Jones said...

Morris:

Thank you for your kind comments! I am so happy that you have been able to enjoy my recordings :) I wish you the very best - and please keep checking back for new recordings!

Thanks,
Jeremiah

Helly said...

Oh, this song brought back memories. It was one of the early songs I learned when my parents started me on piano lessons... ages ago. I came upon your site after a Google search for some Chopin favorites, and wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your playing. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Jeremiah Jones said...

Helly:

Thank you so much! I'm glad that you have enjoyed my music and hope that you will continue to do so!

Many thanks,
Jeremiah

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