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Capriccio in E minor, Op 47 No 1
composer
1820/1

Recordings
'Clementi: Capriccios & Variations' (CDA67850)
Clementi: Capriccios & Variations
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Movement 1: Adagio – Allegro agitato
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Movement 2: Adagio sostenuto
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Movement 3: Allegro vivace
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Capriccio in E minor, Op 47 No 1
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Clementi’s final two Capriccios Op 47 are clearly ‘professional’ music: ambitious, dramatic, radically experimental, often determinedly chromatic, they show the septuagenarian composer still at work in the forefront of the most modern keyboard style. Each of the two Capriccios (in E minor and C major) consists of two fast movements, in every case preceded by a sizable Adagio introduction. These Adagios, with their elaborate melodic ornament and luxuriant chromaticism, at points may remind us of piano music from a dozen years later: Chopin, perhaps, or the young Liszt. The initial fast movements in each Capriccio are both of the appassionato type, with dramatic, agitated themes, and laden with chromatic motion and enharmonic shifts. The two finales are rather different: their largely straightforward construction and diatonic harmonies have a retrospective air, as if Clementi were for a moment indulging in a backward glance at his own musical past.

from notes by Leon Plantinga © 2011

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Details for CDA67850 disc 1 track 4
Adagio – Allegro agitato
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-85004
Duration
9'38
Recording date
28 October 2010
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: September 2011
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