Clementi: Piano Sonatas: Op. 40/2 & 3

COMPOSERS: Clementi
LABELS: Helios
ALBUM TITLE: Clementi
WORKS: Piano Sonatas: Op. 40/2 & 3
PERFORMER: Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CDH 55227
Beethoven admired Clementi and

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Mozart thought him

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‘a mere mechanicus’. Demidenko sides with Beethoven. Nothing mechanical in these fervent, expressive, admittedly big-boned performances. The sound picture gives a reverberantly ‘lid’s-ear’ view.