Muzio Clementi


Muzio Clementi

Clementi was one of the most commercially successful of the classical musicians. He had his own piano building and sales business and used his own skill as a virtuoso pianist to demonstrate pianos. Beethoven admired the Clementi sonatas more than any other and obviously copied many of Clementi’s techniques. Today, most music students play the six Sonatinas, Opus 36. They are not as difficult as the Sonatas and serve as wonderful groundwork for learning the longer sonatas of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven.

6 Progressive Piano Sonatinas, Op. 36

  • No. 1 in C major
    1. Allegro
    2. Andante
    3. Vivace
  • No. 2 in G major
    1. Allegretto
    2. Allegretto
    3. Allegro
  • No. 3 in C major
    1. Spiritoso
    2. Un poco adagio
    3. Allegro
  • No. 4 in F major
    1. Con spirito
    2. Andante con espressione
    3. Rondo: Allegro vivace
  • No. 5 in G major
    1. Presto
    2. Air suisse: Allegro moderato
    3. Rondo: Allegro di molto
  • No. 6 in D major
    1. Allegro con spirito
    2. Rondo: Allegretto spiritoso