MUZIO CLEMENTI (1752-1832): Gradus ad Parnassum, Op. 44, Volume 1: Exercises Nos. 1-24.
Catalogue Number: 11M032
Description: The first of four volumes of Clementi's attempt, via 100 progressively difficult studies, to provide a repository of stylistically diverse pieces designed to demonstrate the utmost technical mastery of the piano. A previous issue, on the Arts label, used nine different pianists, was more expensive and was not widely available here so this new one, with the young Italian pianist whose Rossini series for this label won praise, may be right up your collecting alley. Alessandro Marangoni (piano).