Thanks to the suggestions in the "Technique" forum for helping me with the LH broken octaves in the 3rd mvmt.
This had a different opus number when I was young - 47 (I'm using the Clementi sonata collection book from my childhood). I do not know the story behind the renumbering of the opuses which has apparently taken place in the last xx years.
The first mvmt cadenza is by Clementi himself - something I found on the web (IMSLP). There is no indication that he ever used it with this
sonata, but then I was unable to find out which one he did
This is a famous sonata because Mozart is known to have heard Clementi play it some years before he wrote The Magic Flute
, whose overture is reminiscent of the first mvmt's theme.
5'10" petroff with the lid all the way up. Zoom H2 recorder. The only edit is the use of Audacity 2.0.4's new "reverb" feature. This time I bumped up the "reverb" percentage to 35, which is about as high as I'd want to go with classical-era music. (The "room" setting is 80%, whatever that
I'll admit that I sacrificed a little musicality in the first mvmt in order to record it at 144, which is the usual tempo. Since it's our first recording of this historically important sonata, I thought it should be at this speed. I usually play it 132-138, at which tempo I can make a little more sense of the phrasing.Clementi - Sonata in B-Flat, Op 24 No 2, 1: Allegro con brioClementi - Sonata in B-Flat, Op 24 No 2, II: AndanteClementi - Sonata in B-Flat, Op 24 No 2, III: Rondo