The father of the pianoforte– says the inscription on Muzio Clementi’s tombstone in Westminster Abbey.
The compositions selected for this CD by the outstanding pianist Magdalena Lisak, rranged chronologically, illustrate the development and changes in the style of a composer who never aimed to discover new worlds in music, but still left a lasting musical legacy worthy of his own extraordinary personality.
The fifth recording of our anthology has a specific layout whose undisputed centre of gravity is Symphony No. 3 with its central “E”.
Not that different to be interesting in terms of variety, not similar enough to be homogenous in terms of form.
Therefore, this album seems to be even more valuable, fully depicting the baritone-bass character of the bassoon and its spectacular capabilities in all registers of the instrument.
A clue to the work’s form and character is contained in the first word of the title as explained by the composer is his written commentary: “this is a work of a freely interpreted fantasy genre"
Individual movements of the work pertain to periods in the life of Marc Chagall as defined by art historians.