Clementi & Beethoven: Piano Sonatinas Alessandro Deljavan

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Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
28.04.2015

Label: OnClassical

Genre: Instrumental

Subgenre: Piano

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  • Muzio Clementi (1752-1832)
  • 1I. Allegro01:33
  • 2II. Andante00:58
  • 3III. Vivace01:00
  • 4I. Allegretto01:24
  • 5II. Allegretto01:01
  • 6III. Allegro01:21
  • 7I. Spiritoso02:45
  • 8II. Un poco adagio01:22
  • 9III. Allegro01:29
  • 10I. Con spirito03:33
  • 11II. Andante con espressione02:02
  • 12III. Rondo. Allegro vivace02:20
  • 13I. Presto04:18
  • 14II. Original Swiss Air: Allegro moderato01:59
  • 15III. Rondo. Allegro di molto03:12
  • 16I. Allegro con spirito05:52
  • 17II. Rondo. Allegretto spiritoso02:48
  • Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1824)
  • 18I. Moderato01:07
  • 19II. Romanze01:44
  • 20I. Allegro assai01:53
  • 21II. Rondo. Allegro02:48
  • 22I. Allegro01:38
  • 23II. Andante00:42
  • 24I. Allegro05:02
  • 25II. Adagio02:55
  • Total Runtime56:46

Info for Clementi & Beethoven: Piano Sonatinas

The Sonatinas Op. 36 by Muzio Clementi were and are a must for any amateur pianist and young piano scholar. These sonatas written in classical form are amonst the easiest pieces to play written by the composer, but also some of the most representative and didactical compositions ever written. The Sonatina No.1 was so well known at the time that Satie composed a disrespectful parody he called 'Sonatine bureaucratique'. A very interesting fact is also that concerning the last mouvement of the fifth Sonatina, which was literally copied by some pop songwriters including Phil Collins.

The second part of the album is about Beethoven's early and shorter Sonatas. These music, greatly interesting to be rediscovered, is equally known to children, especially the group of the Two Sonatinas Ahn. 5. The Beethovenian spirit and style can be noticed even in these small but intense pieces.

Deljavan gives us a quick reading, enthusiastic and lively, even with some embellishment, that though not written, was typical of the period.

Alessandro Deljavan, piano


Alessandro Deljavan
graduated in 2003 from the Conservatorio Statale di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Milan, under the guidance of Riccardo Risaliti. From 2003-2005, he studied with E. Belli at the Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. B. Pergolesi, Fermo. He also earned his post-graduate degree at the Music University “G. Braga” in Teramo in 2007.

Throughout the 1990s, while still a youngster, Deljavan played in every major city in Italy and in a number of cities around the world. He competed in numerous national and international competitions, often capturing first prize, including top honors at the 1996 Concours musical de France in Paris. In 2005, he won second prize at the 'Johann Nepomuk Hummel International Competition' in Bratislava and took the 5th prize at the 'Gina Bachauer' Junior Artists Competition in Salt Lake City (the first Italian in the history of the competition).

At the age of 22, Deljavan won the 'John Giordano Jury Discretionary Award' at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and was confirmed by the critics as: 'The most accomplished and charismatic musicians of his generation'.

Deljavan is among the select young artists attending the International Piano Academy at Lake Como, Italy, under the tutelage of the academy’s art director, William Grant Nabore.

He is collaborating with us with a lot recordings (Schubert, Satie, Brahms, Rubinstein, Alkan). He recently took part on the recording of the Cramer's etudes produced by OnClassical for the Naxos label.

This album contains no booklet.

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