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Track(s) taken from CDA67850

Rondo in B flat major, WO8

circa 1802; reworking of a movement from the 1779 Sonata Op 2 No 5

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: 4 minutes 24 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 Rondo in B flat major WO8 is simply a reworked version of a very old sonata movement of his that had first appeared in 1779—from Op 2 No 5. The music abounds in the fast parallel thirds and octaves that were the earmarks of that bygone time in Clementi’s career.

from notes by Leon Plantinga © 2011

Le Rondo en si bémol majeur WO8 est un simple refaçon d’un très vieux mouvement de sonate tiré de son op. 2 no 5, publié pour la première fois en 1779. Cette musique regorge des tierces parallèles rapides et des octaves que l’oreille reconnaissait comme la marque de cette période révolue de la carrière de Clementi.

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

Das Rondos in B-Dur WO8 ist eine überarbeitete Version eines sehr alten Sonatensatzes Clementis, der 1779 erstmals (in op. 2 Nr. 5) erschienen war. Die Musik strotzt nur so vor schnellen Terz- und Oktavparallelen, die Charakteristika des frühen Clementi gewesen waren.

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

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