Muzio Clementi, composer, keyboard player, teacher, music publisher and piano manufacturer, was born on January 23, 1752 in Rome, Italy and died on March 10, 1832 in Evesham, Wocestershire, England.
Clementi is considered to be an English composer, because he moved to England in 1766, when he was 14 - originally living at an estate in Dorcet, when Peter Beckford (1740-1811), twice the Lord Mayor of London, “bought Clementi of his father for seven years”; eventually moving to London in 1774.
He lived in the Classical Period in Music (1750-1825) and associated with other Classical composers: W. A. Mozart (1756-1791) against whom he played a piano “contest” on Christmas Eve, 1781; Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) whose works he published in 1810; and Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), whose works he also published (1813).
This Sonatina is the first of Six Progressive Sonatinas (Op. 36) written in 1797, first published as a supplement to The Art of Playing on the Piano Forte. It has been arranged for Solo Flute with Strings
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