Alessandro Marangoni (piano)
Muzio Clementi occupies a unique place in the history of the piano, with his myriad sonatas pushing the traditional Classical boundaries of the form, his publishing company and piano manufacturing firm prospering both in England and on the Continent, and his famed virtuosity astonishing all who heard him. Remembered as the first of the great piano virtuosos, Clementi condensed his years of composition and performance into the monumental, three-volume Gradus ad Parnassum, a repository of stylistically diverse pieces designed to demonstrate utmost technical mastery of the instrument. This is the last disc in Alessandro Marangoni's highly acclaimed four single disc survey. Exercises Nos. 1-24 (Volume 1) can be heard on 8572325, Nos. 25-41 (Volume 2) on 8572326, and Nos. 42-50 (Volume 2), coupled with Nos. 51-65 (Volume 3), on 8572327. After winning national and international awards, Alessandro Marangoni has appeared throughout Europe and America, as a soloist and as a chamber musician, collaborating with some of Italy's leading performers. In 2007 he won the prestigious Amici di Milano International Prize for Music.
Clementi Gradus ad Parnassum Op 44 - Exercises Nos 66-100
Running Time: 1 hr 16 min