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San Francisco Chamber Music Society:
A Recital by Margaret Fabrizio on a Clementi Piano (April 27, 1970)

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Item Type: Sound Recording Duration: 119 min
Event Type: Music Program Origin: KPFA

The sound of another era can be heard as Margaret Fabrizio performs on a piano built by Muzio Clementi, and used by Mozart and Beethoven. The instrument was restored by Bjarne Dahl after being brought to the San Francisco Bay Area as a furniture antique and is now part of the Frank V. de Bellis Collection. Fabrizio performs a selection of period specific music by C. P. E. Bach, Ludwig Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart, as well as one work attributed to the builder himself, Muzio Clementi. During the intermission of this live recording we hear a pre-recorded interview with Bjarne Dahl, in which he relates the history of the instrument as well as describing the restoration process in detail. Ms. Fabrizio also relates the challenges she faced playing on such an historical instrument and how she approached it in much the may she imagined it was at the time of its building, namely playing it as if it were the more familiar harpsichord. This program was recorded live and in stereo at the the Fireman’s Fund Theater in San Francisco on April 27, 1970.

Note: Two of the works listed may be misidentified or simply sound different due to the historical quality of the Clementi piano

Part 1 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Fantasia No. 2 in C Major, H. 291, W. 61, No. 6 (1785-86) (5:26) / Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach --Sonata in G Minor, Op. 40, No. 2 [possibly misidentified, perhaps in B Minor] (20:35) / Muzio Clementi -- Fantasia No. 4 (Capriccio) in C Major, Hob. XVII: 4 (1789) (6:49) / Joseph Haydn -- Sonata No. 13 in E Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1 [possibly misidentified] (1801) (8:48) / Ludwig Van Beethoven
Performers:  Margaret Fabrizio, Clementi piano
Genre:  Classical Music
Subject:  18th century classical; 19th century classical; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano)
People:  Jackson, Larry; Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach; Clementi, Muzio, 1752-1832 ; Haydn, Joseph, 1732-1809; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827; Fabrizio, Margaret; Dahl, Bjarne
Recording Date:  4/27/1970
First Broadcast Date:  4/27/1970
 
Part 2 of 2:  
Musical Selections:  Sonata No. 15 in C Minor, K. 457 (1784) (21:08) / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart -- Rondo a Capriccio in G Major, “Rage over a Lost Penny,” Op. 129 (1795) (6:31) / Ludwig Van Beethoven -- Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2 “Moonlight Sonata” [1st movement] (1801) (4:50) / Ludwig Van Beethoven
Performers:  Margaret Fabrizio, Clementi piano
Genre:  Classical Music
Subject:  18th century classical; 19th century classical; Piano music; Sonatas (Piano)
People:  Jackson, Larry; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791; Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827; Fabrizio, Margaret
Recording Date:  4/27/1970
First Broadcast Date:  4/27/1970
 
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