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Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 24 No 2 Op 41 No 2 Op 47 No 2
composer
before 1781; registered 23 July 1788; first movement cadenza by Nikolai Demidenko

Recordings
'Clementi: Piano Sonatas' (CDA66808)
Clementi: Piano Sonatas
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro con brio
Track 7 on CDA66808 [4'40] Archive Service
Movement 2: Andante quasi allegretto
Track 8 on CDA66808 [4'25] Archive Service
Movement 3: Rondo: Allegro assai
Track 9 on CDA66808 [3'17] Archive Service

Piano Sonata in B flat major, Op 24 No 2 Op 41 No 2 Op 47 No 2
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Clementi visited Vienna in December 1781, playing the B flat Sonata from Op 24 before an audience that included Joseph II and Mozart. He ‘plays well, so far as execution with the right hand goes’, Mozart reported to his father (12 January 1782). ‘His greatest strength lies in his passages in thirds. Apart from this, he has not a pennyworth of taste or feeling—in short he is simply a mechanicus.’ (Clementi was more generous to his famous rival, publicly acknowledging his ‘singing touch and exquisite taste’.) Comprising a terse sonata Allegro (launched by an idea Mozart was to recollect/steal years later for his Magic Flute Overture), an expressive slow movement in the dominant, and a brilliantly ‘running’ Rondo finale, the B flat Sonata was first published by Storace of Howland Street, Rathbone Place, London, as part of a ‘Collection of Original Harpsichord Music’ (entered Stationers’ Hall, 23 July 1788).

from notes by Ates Orga © 1995

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Details for CDH55227 track 8
Movement 2: Andante quasi allegretto
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-95-80808
Duration
4'25
Recording date
3 December 1994
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ates Orga
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Clementi: Piano Sonatas (CDA66808)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: July 1995
    Deletion date: April 2005
    Archive Service
  2. Clementi: Piano Sonatas (CDH55227)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: July 2006
    Deletion date: October 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDA66808
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