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Offline fhertzbe

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Best Clementi interpreter?
on: June 09, 2010, 08:35:48 AM
Who is, in your opinion, the best interpreter of Muzio Clementi's piano sonatas?

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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #1 on: June 09, 2010, 09:31:49 AM
Well, IMHO I don't think there is something such as "the best" in arts. But, of course, one my favorite Clementi interpreters of all time is Vladimir Horowitz, although he really hasn't a big competition. Clementi has been unfortunately systematically neglected by most great interpreters.  ???  >:(  :P  :-[

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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #2 on: June 09, 2010, 10:17:15 AM
My two cent...   Not particularly for sonatas but I remember that I particularly enjoyed BA Michelangeli in Clementi as well as in Scarlati...  He is of course known for his neat kind of playing, very clear with lot of self-discipline and, maybe this contributes to the fact that, in his rendition one not only hears playfullness in Clementi, but also a (sounds contradictory) rigid, almost 'gothic', austere kind of sound in it.   I like the pianist Michelangeli, he was probably not the most sympathetic bloke on earth, but for some reason (like Richter), I'm often seduced by this greyish, monk-like character.
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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #3 on: June 10, 2010, 04:19:50 PM
Aldo Antognazzi is the only interpreter i listened to...
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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #4 on: June 10, 2010, 05:17:58 PM
My two cent...   Not particularly for sonatas but I remember that I particularly enjoyed BA Michelangeli in Clementi as well as in Scarlati...  He is of course known for his neat kind of playing, very clear with lot of self-discipline and, maybe this contributes to the fact that, in his rendition one not only hears playfullness in Clementi, but also a (sounds contradictory) rigid, almost 'gothic', austere kind of sound in it.   I like the pianist Michelangeli, he was probably not the most sympathetic bloke on earth, but for some reason (like Richter), I'm often seduced by this greyish, monk-like character.
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Couldn't agree with you more.

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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #5 on: June 12, 2010, 06:18:59 PM
Andreas Staier on an early piano seemed to sound interesting.
 He's also recorded some Schubert, Schumann, Field & Mozart among others using instruments of the time.

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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #6 on: June 14, 2010, 01:58:03 PM
Thanks for your suggestions! Seems however as if Michelangeli has recorded only one Clementi sonata, op 12 /1, as far as I can see ...

Staier seems more promising ... and Aldo Antognazzi, he has recorded many of them -- but who is he, I never heard of him?

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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #7 on: June 14, 2010, 07:16:59 PM
Thanks for your suggestions! Seems however as if Michelangeli has recorded only one Clementi sonata, op 12 /1, as far as I can see ...


You're welcome fhertzbe.
True, as far as I can see, only one Clementi.  For some reason I mingled Clementi and Scarlatti.   
Here is by the way - I don't want to hijack your topic - but Michelangeli plays absolutely beautifully Scarlatti...


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Re: Best Clementi interpreter?
Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 02:30:14 PM
gould. he can interpret any composer of the classical period and well. Surprisingly, I cant find him playing Kuhlau
 

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