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Track(s) taken from CDA67850

La chasse, Op 16

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: 8 minutes 46 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)
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

En 1786–7, Clementi fit paraître trois compositions pour piano solo: La chasse op. 16, le Capriccio op. 17 et Musical Characteristics op. 19. La chasse est en réalité une sonate en trois mouvements dont les Allegros extrêmes font allusion à des motifs de cor de chasse; l’écriture, mince de texture et simple d’harmonie, en est assez standard pour l’époque, mais l’effet peut être grisant, surtout aux tempos alertes.

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

1786–87 publizierte Clementi drei Einzelstücke für Soloklavier: La chasse op. 16, das Capriccio op. 17 sowie die Musical Characteristics op. 19. La chasse ist tatsächlich eine dreisätzige Sonate mit Anklängen an Jagdhorn-Motive in den beiden Außensätzen (beide mit Allegro überschrieben); das harmonisch geradlinige und schlank strukturierte Satzgefüge ist für die Zeit recht üblich, doch der Effekt kann belebend wirken, besonders bei den zügigen Tempi.

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

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