Exhibition Muzio Clementi, The Father of the Pianoforte. Confluences with Beethoven

25.06.2020 to 04.10.2020
  • Muzio Clementi, The Father of the Pianoforte. Confluències amb Beethoven.

Described by the London press of his time as the father of modern piano music, Muzio Clementi (1752-1832) was such a celebrated musician that he was buried with the epitaph "The Father of the Pianoforte".

The exhibition traces the life and work of what would be considered the initiator of the first generation of professional pianists, based on new research and studies. The exhibition is complemented by a brief overview of the history of the piano, as Clementi was also a publisher and a builder of this instrument.

In addition, on the occasion of Beethoven's 250th birthday, the show includes a synthesis of the relationship between the two artists. Clementi's innovative musical style was a definitive reference in Beethoven's language.

Activity included in Clementi 2020 Conference, coordinated by Asociación Muzio Clementi de Barcelona


Marina Rodríguez Brià
Participants and contributors
Asociación Muzio Clementi de Barcelona

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