Customer Reviews for Clementi - Sonatinas, Opus 36
Location: from Newington, CT
March 21, 2009
An Excellent Edition Hands Down
Very few editions of the Clementi Sonatinas, including the other Schirmer editions, are faithful to Clementi's original autograph. This is one of those few that ARE. The notes are easy to read, and the commentary is very useful for piano students. The CD is well-performed, just the way Clementi would have wanted it. This work deserves widespread use, better than just about any other edition except the Alfred Masterwork. Congratulations on a job well done!
21 of 49 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Chicago, IL
February 11, 2009
Easy to read
I am a beginner at the piano at age 60. This book is very easy to read. The CD lets me know how each Sonatina should sound as I am learning how to play them. There is also background information which tells you what the composer was trying to accomplish and what was going on in that period of history.
24 of 46 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Delano, Minnesota
July 25, 2008
Great Format - Helpful CD
I ordered the Clementi Sonatinas, Opus 36 for a piano student. She loves the format and the CD is very helpful, especially when determining tempo. Happy student means happy teacher!
18 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Location: from San Francisco, CA
August 29, 2007
The best edition for my students
I always want my students to have the best edition possible. This is it! A gorgeous cover, clear, clean engraving, interesting historical information, valuable performance notes, and an extremely well done, high quality CD. Bravo jennifer Linn.
24 of 49 people found this review helpful.
Location: from Maryland Heights, MO
July 6, 2005
Wow!!! What a wonderful edition!!
This is truly a wonderful edition. It has a beautiful cover, clean notation, interesting historical/performance notes and vanilla colored paper. Just that would have been enough, but I was pleasantly surpised by the professionally recorded C.D. I can't recommend it enough!!
23 of 42 people found this review helpful.