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Muzio Clementi: Gradus ad Parnassum, Vol. 2, Exercises 25-41 / Alessandro Marangoni, piano

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>Clementi, Muzio : Gradus ad Parnassum, studies for piano, Op. 44
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer, performer, teacher, music publisher and piano manufacturer, the Italian-English piano virtuoso Muzio Clementi stood at the vanguard of musical development in Europe. His piano sonatas influenced Beethoven with their treatment of complex harmony, structure, and texture. Clementi's Gradus ad Parnassum, a collection of 100 stylistically diverse pieces, stands as a monument to Clementi's technical and expressive mastery of the instrument. Award-winning pianist Alessandro Marangoni has been acclaimed as playing "naturally and beautifully" (ClassicsToday.com / Gradus ad Parnassum Vol. 1 / 8.572325).


Marangoni, as demonstrated in the previous game, an interpreter is quite capable of transmitting all the music that hold the pieces with great ease and style that adapts perfectly to each moment as seen, for example, in the transition from the romantic Scena pathetic to the baroque fugue part no. 40-The Italian pianist gets very good results with infallible fingers, some tempos tight and a dynamic always generous. The latter is going hand in glove with more bravura pieces, earning many integers. Go on, in short, with good educational clementiana integral step.

We are lucky to have Signor Marangoni as our guide on Clementi's Parnassus.Marangoni consistently finds the latent poetry and early romantic fire in these pieces (listen to No.36). Again, I eagerly look forward to the rest of the series. Recommended enthusiastically to listeners of an 18th-century "classical" or early romantic bent.

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Recording information: Baroque Hall of the SMC, Ivrea, Italy (06/19/2010-06/20/2010).


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>Clementi, Muzio : Gradus ad Parnassum, studies for piano, Op. 44
  • Performer: Alessandro Marangoni (Piano)
  • Notes: Baroque Hall of the SMC, Ivrea, Italy (06/19/2010-06/20/2010)
  • Running Time: 63 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1817-1826