In 1786–7 Clementi issued three individual compositions for solo piano: La chasse
Op 16, the Op 17 Capriccio
, and Musical Characteristics
Op 19. La chasse
is in effect a three-movement sonata with hints of hunting-horn motifs in the outer Allegros; the writing here, thin-textured and harmonically straightforward, is fairly standard for its time, but the effect can be exhilarating, particularly at a brisk tempo.
from notes by Leon Plantinga © 2011