Sunday March 6, 2016 at 14:00 – 17:00
Clementi House, Kensington
Tickets: £12 single recital, £30 triple bill ticket
Pawel Siwczak (fortepiano)
Sharona Joshua (fortepiano)
Gary Branch (fortepiano)
Join us for a celebration of the music of Muzio Clementi, the ‘Father of the Pianoforte’ at his former home in Kensington. Three fortepianists will perform music of Clementi and his contemporaries in an afternoon recital followed by drinks with the performers. The recitals take place in the room where Clementi lived and composed the music that will be performed. The small room holds up to 20 audience members and will be a unique performance evoking the atmosphere of the late 18th and early 19th centuries when the music was composed.
Tucked away on the wall of 128 Kensington Church Street is a blue plaque marking the one-time home of Muzio Clementi. Composer, conductor, keyboard virtuoso, music publisher, piano maker, he was once one of London’s brightest musical stars. Clementi House was the London home of Muzio Clementi (1752-1832), composer and pianist during the second and third decades of the 19th century.
Sonatina for Piano No 6 in D Op 36 No 6 – Muzio Clementi
Sonata for Piano in B flat Op 24 No 2 – Muzio Clementi
Rondo on the Air, ‘Oh dear! what can the matter be?’ – Jan Ladislav Dussek
Sonata for Piano in B minor Op 40 No 2 – Muzio Clementi
Sonata for Piano No 14 in C sharp minor, ‘Quasi una fantasia’ (Moonlight) Op 27 No 2 – Ludwig van Beethoven
Fantaisie with variations on Au clair de la lune Op 48 – Muzio Clementi
Sonata for Piano in G Op 40 No 1 – Muzio Clementi
Sonata for Piano in F Minor, ‘L’amante disperato’ Op 4 No 3 – Jan Ladislav Dussek
Champagne bar provided by Coupe de champagne.
128 Kensington Church Street