6 Piano Sonatas, Op.1 (Clementi, Muzio)

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Work Title Six Piano Sonatas, Op.1
Alternative. Title Six Sonatas for the Harpsichord or Piano Forte
Composer Clementi, Muzio
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. Op.1
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IMC 21
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 6 Sonatas in 2 movements (except No. 4, which has 3 movements):
  • Sonata I
1. Allegro con comodo (E-flat major,₵)
2. Tempo di Minuetto (E-flat major,3/4)
  • Sonata II
1. Spiritoso (G major,C)
2. Allegro assai (G major,3/8)
  • Sonata III
1. Maestoso (B-flat major,2/4)
2. Andantino grazioso (B-flat major,3/4)
  • Sonata IV
1. Spiritoso (F major,C)
2. Larghetto (F major,2/4)
3. Rondeau (F major,2/4)
  • Sonata V
1. Larghetto (A major,C)
2. Tempo di minuetto: grazioso (A major,3/4)
  • Sonata VI
1. Moderato (E major,2/4)
2. Rondeau: grazioso (E major,3/4)
First Publication. probably Spring 1771
Dedication Peter Beckford, Esq.
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Classical
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation harpsichord or piano
Related Works 5 Piano Sonatas and a Duet, Op.1a re-uses some of this musical material.