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Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 46
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published in 1820, probably written significantly earlier; dedicated to 'F Kalkbrenner, as a mark of esteem for his eminent talents'

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'Clementi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5' (CDA67814)
Clementi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 5
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Movement 1: Introduzione: Larghetto cantabile – Allegro con brio
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Movement 2: Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
Track 11 on CDA67814 CD2 [8'08] 2CDs for the price of 1
Movement 3: Finale: Allegro con fuoco
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Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 46
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Clementi’s Sonata in B flat major Op 46 was published in 1820, over two decades later than his previous sonatas. But there is ample testimony that during the intervening years Clementi composed a good deal of music that he published later or not at all. This sonata for the most part sounds much more like a work of the 1790s than of 1820. It is dedicated to his ‘friend F Kalkbrenner, as a mark of esteem for his eminent talents’. Kalkbrenner, the famous German-born piano virtuoso, had settled in London in 1815; perhaps Clementi resurrected an older sonata to honour his younger colleague. Both of the fast movements of this sonata have diatonic, thin-textured opening materials that suggest an earlier time of composition. The middle slow movement is a leisurely Adagio cantabile, encrusted with lavish ornament; but below we often hear bits of the polyphonic motion that is a hallmark of this composer.

from notes by Leon Plantinga © 2010

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Details for CDA67814 disc 2 track 11
Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-10-81434
Duration
8'08
Recording date
9 October 2009
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Annabel Connellan
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
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    Release date: May 2010
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