℗ 2016 Naxos
Released June 10, 2016
Duration 1h 17m 35s
Catalogue No. 8.572664
Genre Classical (Instrumental)
 

Clementi: Piano Sonatas, Vol. 4

Susan Alexander-Max

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Piano Sonata in D Minor, Op. 50 No. 2  
1.1
I. Allegro non troppo ma con energia
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
10:37
1.2
II. Adagio con espressione
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
4:27
1.3
III. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo presto
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
7:56
Piano Sonata in G Minor, Op. 50 No. 3 "Didone abbandonata"  
1.4
I. Introduzione. Largo sostenuto - II. Allegro ma con espressione
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
14:22
1.5
III. Adagio dolente
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
5:55
1.6
IV. Allegro agitato e con disperazione
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
10:04
Piano Sonata in G Major, Op. 1bis No. 3  
1.7
I. Allegretto
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
2:02
1.8
II. Air anglais varié. Allegro
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
9:10
Piano Sonata in E Flat Major, Op. 8 No. 2  
1.9
I. Allegro assai
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
5:43
1.10
II. Larghetto con espressione
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
2:43
1.11
III. Allegro
Muzio Clementi; Susan Alexander-Max
4:36
Digital Booklet
This album, the fourth volume in a series, charts the breadth of Muzio Clementi’s compositional life from his first fortepiano sonatas to his last, beautifully presented by Susan Alexander-Max. The works reveal the stylistic developments in keyboard music during this period as well as the evolution of the instrument itself, reflected in the historically important fortepianos Alexander-Max selected for the recording. After the limpid textures and melodic charm of the two early sonatas, the Sonata in G Minor represents the apex of Clementi’s entire keyboard output, a dark and dramatic tableau based on the passion of Dido and Aeneas, shot through with operatically charged emotional conflict and vivid colours.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Naxos Studio Masters

Recorded at The Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands House, Guildford, Surrey, UK, 24–26 March 2015 Producer, Engineer & Editor: Phil Rowlands Booklet notes: Derek Adlam Fortepianos: John Broadwood & Sons, London, 1816 (tracks 1–6); Longman & Broderip, London, 1794–95 (7–11) a’ = 415Hz / equal temperament Cover image: Kew Palace, London (© David Watson / Dreamstime)
Track title
Peak
(dB FS)
RMS
(dB FS)
LUFS
(integrated)
DR
Album average
Range of values
-8.22
-13.58 to -4.74
-30.81
-35.97 to -27.69
-27.63
-32.60 to -24.50
15
13 to 16
1
I. Allegro non troppo ma con energia
-5.30-28.63-25.716
2
II. Adagio con espressione
-11.79-35.97-32.616
3
III. Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo presto
-5.09-27.69-24.515
4
I. Introduzione. Largo sostenuto - II. Allegro ma con espressione
-4.74-28.60-25.215
5
III. Adagio dolente
-8.61-33.74-30.316
6
IV. Allegro agitato e con disperazione
-4.92-27.75-24.815
7
I. Allegretto
-12.36-30.99-28.013
8
II. Air anglais varié. Allegro
-8.62-30.29-27.214
9
I. Allegro assai
-8.32-30.57-27.615
10
II. Larghetto con espressione
-13.58-34.94-31.714
11
III. Allegro
-7.10-29.71-26.315

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