Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Francesco La Vecchia (conductor)
Muzio Clementi is often dubbed 'the Father of the pianoforte', a performer, teacher, publisher and manufacturer of pioneering importance. But in addition to the works for piano, he also wrote a series of symphonies which, along with Cherubini's D major Symphony (Naxos 8557908), are the only works by an Italian composer to stand comparison with the great Viennese symphonies of the time. Colourful, characterful and atmospheric, these important works show the influence of Haydn, but also, in their orchestral richness, of Beethoven and Schubert. This disc importantly features the new editions by Pietro Spada.
Clementi Symphony No 1 in C major WO32, Symphony No 2 in D major WO33, Overture in D major
Running Time: 1 hr