Complete Sonatas / Late Sonatas 6
The final volume of Brilliant Classics' acclaimed Clementi series, this release is dedicated to the composer's last and most mature works for pianoforte: the Sonatas Opp. 40, 46 and 50, and the 12 Monferrinas Op.49. The works embrace a period of around 20 years and were a major landmark within Clementi's output. Slow introductions abound, and although Opp. 40 and 50 were composed separately, it is highly likely that the latter was intended as a sequel to the former because of their shared stylistic detail. From Op.40 No.1's formal experimentation to the quasi-orchestral writing of Op.50 No.3, the compilation also includes various homages - most notably Op.46, whose high level of virtuosity comprises a fitting tribute to the great pianist Friedrich Kalkbrenner. Recorded in July 2009. Costantino Mastroprimiano plays a fine original instrument, a Clementi from 1828, from the famous Edwin Beunk Collection. A glorious finale to this excellent series, played with gusto, feeling and brilliance by Costantino Mastroprimiano!