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Track(s) taken from CDA67850

Capriccio in B flat major, Op 17

published in 1786/7

Howard Shelley (piano)
Recording details: October 2010
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Annabel Connellan
Engineered by Ben Connellan
Release date: September 2011
Total duration: 6 minutes 42 seconds

Cover artwork: Classical Scene by Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1765)
Roy Miles Gallery, 29 Bruton Steet, London W1 / Bridgeman Art Library, London


'This enticing seventh (and final) volume of Clementi's works for solo piano is a notable achievement on several levels. The same team … have combined to produce no fewer than 14 CDs of remarkably uniform quality, insight and interest in a mere 4 years … there are over 152 minutes of music on the present discs, much of it demanding. How Shelley manages to absorb it all and then convince you that he has been playing it all his life with his characteristic elegance and dexterity is a gift given to few. Such an eminent composer deserves no less' (Gramophone)
The Capriccio Op 17, a single-movement piece with variations on two current songs from the London stage, is ingratiating music—bright, transparent, and not particularly demanding for either player or listener.

from notes by Leon Plantinga © 2011

Pièce en un mouvement doté de variations sur deux chants bien connus à Londres, le Capriccio op. 17 1 1 est plaisant—brillant, transparent et exigeant peu de l’interprète comme de l’auditeur.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leon Plantinga © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Das Capriccio op. 17, ein einsätziges Werk mit Variationen über zwei aktuelle Lieder der Londoner Bühnen, ist ebenfalls gefällige Musik—strahlend, transparent und weder für den Interpreten noch den Zuhörer besonders anspruchsvoll.

aus dem Begleittext von Leon Plantinga © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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