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  Muzio Clementi - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Muzio Clementi (January 24, 1752 – March 10, 1832) was a classical composer, and acknowledged as the first to write specifically for the piano.
Clementi was born in Rome in 1752, the first of seven children, to Nicolò Clementi, a highly respected silversmith and Roman by heritage, and Magdalena Kaiser, who was Swiss.
Clementi's sonatas are often more difficult to play than those of Mozart, who wrote in a letter to his sister that he would prefer she not play Clementi's sonatas due to their jumped runs, wide fingerspacing, and chords that he thought would cause injury for her to try to play.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Muzio_Clementi   (1094 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi: Composer & Pianist (1752-1832)
Muzio Clementi is commonly called the father of modern piano playing, but it may be that this accolade should be properly shared between Clementi and C.P.E. Bach, a composer whose works Clementi studied with great care and whose works influenced Clementi's own style greatly.
Muzio Clementi was born in Rome, Italy, in 1752 as the eldest of the seven children of Nicolò Clementi, a successful silversmith, and Magdalena Kaiser.
Clementi was asked by the Emperor Josef II to enter a musical playing contest with Mozart on December 24, 1781, for the amusement of the Emperor's guests, the Grand Duke (later Tsar Paul I) and Duchess of Russia.
www.carolinaclassical.com /clementi   (2987 words)

  
 Michael Haydn - Muzio Clementi
Clementi was born in Rome on January 24th 1752.
Muzio was the eldest of their seven children.
Clementi started his musical training at a young age, first studying with a relative, Antonio Baroni (1738-1792), maestro di cappella at the basilica of St Peter's.
www.haydn.dk /mhc_clementi.php   (392 words)

  
 - Classical Music Dictionary - Free MP3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Muzio Clementi was born in Roma, in 1752.
In Vindabona, Clementi was asked by the Emperor Joseph II to enter a musical duel with Mozart.
Clementi also began manufacturing pianos, but in 1807 his piano construction factory was destroyed by a fire.
www.karadar.it /Dictionary/clementi.html   (445 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi - Chronology
Clementi's compositions of this period do not include orchestral works, though it is assumed that some of his sonatas were originally concertos or symphonies.
During this period Clementi also began negotiations with Beethoven to acquire the rights to publish his music in the 'British Dominions': the agreement was sealed with a contract in 1807.
The original tombstone was replaced in 1877 with the present one, on which Clementi is remembered as the 'father of the pianoforte'.
www.muzioclementi.com /cronologia/crono.php?l=ing   (2042 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi by david Wright: Oct 2002 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Clementi was a maligned composer in his day and it is only recently that he has begun to emerge as a composer of distinction.
Clementi's Gradus ad parnassum is a collection of a hundred piano exercises which have troubled students for years since educational piano music raises technical problems that many would not wish to face.
Muzio was born in Rome on 23 January 1752 of a Roman father, who was an accomplished craftsman in silver, and Swiss mother.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2002/Oct02/Clementi_wright.htm   (1414 words)

  
 Contemporaries of Mozart: Muzio Clementi - MozartForum
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) was the first to create keyboard works expressly for the capabilities of the pianoforte.
Muzio [Filippo Vincenzo Francesco Saverio] Clementi, was born in Rome, January 23 1752 and the following day baptized in the local church of S. Lorenzo in Damaso.
Clementi’s stature in music history as an editor and interpreter of Beethoven's music is certainly not less than as being a composer himself.
www.mozartforum.com /VB_forum/showthread.php?t=1080   (1969 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi
Buroni and Cordicelli were his first masters, and at the age of nine Clementi's theoretical and practical studies had advanced to such a degree that he was able to win the position of organist at a church.
In May 1782 Clementi returned to London, where for the next twelve years he continued his lucrative occupations of fashionable teacher and performer at the concerts of the aristocracy.
Of Clementi's playing in his youth, Moscheles wrote that it was "marked by a most beautiful legato, a supple touch in lively passages, and a most unfailing technique." Mozart may be said to have closed the old and Clementi to have founded the newer school of technique on the piano.
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 HOASM: Muzio Clementi
An Englishman, Peter Beckford, heard him play in 1766 and paid Clementi's father to allow him to take the boy to his English country estate for intensive musical studies, and to serve as his house musician.
For the next seven years Clementi took advantage of the relatively isolated Dorsetshire setting, practicing harpsichord and producing his first compositions, a Mass and an oratorio (both lost), and keyboard sonatas.
The latter wrote to his father of Clementi's remarkable technique, especially in passages of thirds or octaves.
www.hoasm.org /XIIC/Clementi.html   (505 words)

  
 A1 Muzio Clementi - ClassicalEnthusiast.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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Acclaimed as the father of modern piano technique and the first virtuoso on the instrument, this complex and influential musician was also a celebrated teacher, an orchestral conductor (having composed several symphonies), a music publisher, and piano manufacturer.
Clementi's influence extended well into the 19th century, with composers using his sonatas as a model for their keyboard compositions.
www.classicalenthusiast.com /clementi.htm   (441 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi - Opera Omnia
The present edition of Muzio Clementi’s Opera Omnia aims at presenting the complete corpus of works composed by one of the most historically eminent European composers in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Clementi was born in Rome in 1752 –; four years before Mozart, and eighteen years before Beethoven –, and died in Evesham, Worcestershire, in 1832, when musicians like Chopin, Liszt and Schumann reached the apex of their artistic production.
Clementi’s Opera Omnia will be divided into 60 volumes – comprising treatises, chamber, vocal and keyboard music –, 10 of which will de dedicated to works with no opus number, one to the method for pianoforte, op.
www.muzioclementi.com /home/home.php?l=ing   (532 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi Biography
The composer of the definitive Classical piano sonata, Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) was the first to create keyboard works expressly for the capabilities of the pianoforte.
Clementi was a celebrated composer and teacher, orchestral conductor, symphonic composer, music publisher, and piano manufacturer.
Schindler continues with reference to Beethoven's fondness for Clementi's piano sonatas: "For these he had the greatest preference and placed them in the front rank of pieces appropriate to the development of fine piano playing, as much for their lovely, pleasing, fresh melodies as for the well knit, fluent forms of all the movements."
www.wolfmusic-publications.com /clementi.html   (346 words)

  
 :: INKPOT - Muzio Clementi - 5 Piano Sonatas - Albert Wong (Ivory Classics)
This Clementi disk is the follow-up to his debut CD – Book 2 of Bach’s Well Tempered Clavier, recorded when he was 10.
I just don’t think Clementi warrants a CD devoted to five of his piano sonatas, least not when the recording is being used as a vehicle to showcase the talents of a supposedly stellar new talent.
Clementi was bought at the age of fourteen from his own father by young English aristocrat Peter Beckford in Rome, and shipped to a rural estate in Dorset, England, largely to play the harpsichord for the amusement of Beckford’s well-heeled friends.
inkpot.com /classical/ivoryclementi.html   (1063 words)

  
 Muzio CLEMENTI - Compositions for Pianoforte, Vol. 1 [CH]: Classical CD Reviews- March 2003 MusicWeb(UK)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now if Clementi had really left the music as bare of expression marks as the Heugel edition (and maybe that followed by Tipo) lets us suppose, then Tipo’s solutions would be perfectly acceptable.
However, while Maria Tipo may be the victim of a poor edition, and cannot be blamed for this since the Henle was not available to her, at the same time her general approach (maybe under the influence of this edition) does seem inclined towards lessening the stronger qualities of the music.
While I accept that to storm about in Clementi as if he were Beethoven can be counter-productive, I find her too willing to stem the flow and drift into a poetic revery of her own.
www.musicweb-international.com /classrev/2003/Mar03/ClementiTipo1.htm   (1269 words)

  
 (Nearly) Obscure Composers Series: Muzio Clementi
Muzio Clementi (January 24, 1752—March 10, 1832) was a classical composer, and acknowledged as the first to write specifically for the piano.
Clementi composed almost 110 piano sonatas (most of them sonatinas), many of which are still played and many are popular practice pieces in piano education.
Clementi's sonatas are often more difficult to play than Mozart's, though - Mozart, in fact, wrote in a letter to his sister that he would prefer she not play the Clementi's sonatas due to their jumped runs, wide fingerspacing, and chords that he thought would cause injury for her to try to play.
www.good-music-guide.com /forum/index.php?topic=6437.0   (2906 words)

  
 Clementi, Muzio. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
He returned to London in 1782 and, except for tours on the Continent (1802, 1810, 1820–21), spent the rest of his life there.
Clementi amassed a fortune as performer, conductor, and proprietor of a piano factory and publishing house.
Teacher of many musicians, including the pianists J. Cramer and John Field and the composer Meyerbeer, he is especially remembered for his series of études, Gradus ad Parnassum (1817); he also wrote several symphonies.
www.bartleby.com /65/cl/Clementi.html   (212 words)

  
 Piano Music of Muzio Clementi from Wolfmusic Publications, Ltd.
He considered his works excellent as studies for practice, for the formation of a pure taste, and as truly beautiful subjects for performance.
Wolfmusic Publications, Ltd. presents piano music of Muzio Clementi that has been previously unpublished or is currently unavailable in modern notation.
Clementi, the father of the pianoforte, composed over 100 sonatas for the piano.
www.wolfmusic-publications.com   (253 words)

  
 ArkivMusic | Clementi: Piano Sonatas For Two / Genova & Dimitrov Duo
Clementi's piano ensemble works may not plumb the virtuosic or harmonic depths characterizing his best solo piano sonatas, yet you can't deny the composer's unerring ear for both the duet and two-piano mediums.
The "pingy" resonance of the Seiler piano employed for this recording adds further tonal allure to the Genova and Dimitrov duo's suave, effortless repartee, stylish wit, and flawless ensemble.
In short, this is a thoroughly enjoyable, well produced release, and one of the best Clementi piano discs in the catalog.
www.arkivmusic.com /classical/album.jsp?site_id=CTRV&album_id=82033   (212 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - Muzio Clementi (Music: History, Composers, And Performers, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Muzio Clementi[mOO´tsEO klAmen´tE] Pronunciation Key, 1752–1832, Italian composer, pianist, and conductor, b.
He wrote more than 100 keyboard sonatas, which set the definitive form, and he had an enormous influence on almost everything concerning the piano.
Teacher of many musicians, including the pianists J. Cramer and John Field and the composer Meyerbeer, he is especially remembered for his series of Etudes, Gradus ad Parnassum (1817); he also wrote several symphonies.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Clementi.html   (304 words)

  
 Mozart and the Keyboard Culture of His Time
Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) was a distinguished composer, pianist, teacher, music publisher, and piano manufacturer.
Clementi’s remark that notes should be held their full length is in direct contradiction to the advice of C. Bach and Türk, and demonstrates a key stylistic difference between the heavier, more sustaining English pianos and the lighter and more detached Central European instruments.
Muzio Clementi, Introduction to the Art of Playing on the Pianoforte.
rmc.library.cornell.edu /mozart/score/Muzio_Clementi.htm   (163 words)

  
 ArkivMusic | Clementi: Piano Sonatas Op 40 / Pietro De Maria
For instance, the Italian composer generated great dramatic contrasts through an almost-symphonic grasp of dynamic momentum, and had a knack for effortless asymmetrical phrase shapes and the use of silence to beckon the listener's attention.
Clementi's keyboard deployment is more overtly virtuosic and flamboyantly projected than anything his younger rival Mozart concocted, although never as deep.
I hope that this disc will be the forerunner of a complete Clementi cycle from this gifted young pianist, whose brilliant work is gorgeously engineered.
www.arkivmusic.com /classical/album.jsp?site_id=CTRV&album_id=20333   (166 words)

  
 Naxos.com, Your World of Classical Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The piano music of Muzio Clementi, or at least his pedagogical Gradus ad Parnassum, has in part been well enough known to generations of ambitious keyboard-players.
Clementi himself, born in Rome in 1752, was taken as a boy to England by Peter Beckford, cousin of the eccentric William Beckford.
Clementi wrote a great deal of music for the piano, including more than a hundred sonatas.
www.naxos.com /mainsite?pn=Composers&char=C&ComposerID=214   (173 words)

  
 CLASSICAL MUSIC ARCHIVES: Biography of Muzio Clementi
Find the music of Muzio Clementi in the Archives.
Clementi, Muzio (b Rome, 1752; d Evesham, 1832).
Clementi's early sonatas were written for the hpd., but after 1780 his allegiance was to the piano.
www.classicalarchives.com /bios/codm/clementi.html   (212 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Early Piano Sonatas: Music: Clementi,Alexander-Max   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This guy definitely got a bad wrap from Mozart but if the content of this recording is an example of what he saw when they met it's also easy to see reasons why Mozart felt as he did.
The earliest work presented here is one that Clementi wrote when he was about sixteen.
Naxos has a reputation for being the label that releases the best recordings done by performers nobody ever heard of but that shouldn't be counted against them.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00007DWM4?v=glance   (990 words)

  
 Muzio Clementi: Gradus Ad Parnassum (Selected Studies) at Musicroom.com - Sheet Music for Musicians
Muzio Clementi: Gradus Ad Parnassum (Selected Studies) at Musicroom.com - Sheet Music for Musicians
Gradus ad Parnassum by Muzio Clementi - The art of playing the piano, demonstrated in 29 selected studies to which are added scales in thirds for all major and minor keys.
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www.musicroom.com /se/ID_No/021347/details.html   (199 words)

  
 Sheet Music Plus - Muzio Clementi: 12 Sonatinas, Op. 36, 37, 38   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sheet Music Plus - Muzio Clementi: 12 Sonatinas, Op.
Composed by Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), edited by Louis Kohler.
With standard piano notation, introductory text and thematic index (does not include words to the songs).
wwws.sheetmusicplus.com /sheetmusic/detail/HL.50252300.html   (148 words)

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